Ancelotti had been linked with a return to Real for several weeks, but he dismissed those reports as “not true”.
“This is good publicity for me to be linked with Real Madrid but it is not true. I am really happy to stay here. We have difficulties of course, but I feel good at Everton and my target is to make Everton better and better every year.”
However, after Zidane exited last week following a season without silverware, Real Madrid moved quickly to appoint Carlo Ancelotti.
Everton will now be looking to appoint a 5th manager, in 5 years.
Everton can confirm that Carlo Ancelotti has left his position as manager to take up the role of Head Coach at Real Madrid.
Ancelotti, who joined Everton on a four-and-a-half-year contract in December 2019, said: “I would like to thank the Board of Directors, the players, and the Evertonians for the tremendous support they have all given me during my time at the Club. “I have complete respect for everyone associated with Everton and hope they can achieve the exciting opportunities they have in front of them. “While I have enjoyed being at Everton I have been presented with an unexpected opportunity which I believe is the right move for me and my family at this time.”
Everton would like to place on record its thanks to Carlo for his service to the Club over the past 18 months. The Club will begin the process of appointing a new manager immediately and will provide updates in due course.