He replaces Zinedine Zidane who decided to leave at the end of the season. Ancelotti was in charge of the club between 2013 and 2015
Carlo Ancelotti is the new coach of Real Madrid. The news has been confirmed by the club on Tuesday evening. He has penned a three season deal.
The Italian is back at Madrid for a second spell after taking charge between 2013 and 2015. Funnily enough, Zinedine Zidane, the man he is replacing, was his assistant at that time.
Ancelotti had been the Everton manager from December 2019, but he decided to leave the Toffees to take over at ‘Los Blancos’.
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Carlo Ancelotti won the Copa del Rey and the much awaited ‘La Decima’ in his first season at the club while he had to settle for the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in his second. He was unable to win La Liga and Alvaro Morata and Juventus knocked Madrid out of the Champions League in 2014-15. He had a win percentage of 74.79% after winning 89 of 119 games. That is his highest win percentage at any club.
The 61 year-old picks up the club in a very different situation this time to how he found it before. There is no Cristiano Ronaldo and players like Sergio Ramos could well be on the way out. He will have a tough ask on his hands, but Ancelotti is ready for the challenge.