Ancelotti reappointed as Real Madrid coach

Madrid, Jun 1 (EFE).- Real Madrid on Tuesday announced Carlo Ancelotti as the new head coach as the Italian takes on a second spell at the Spanish powerhouse.

Ancelotti is taking over from Frenchman Zinedine Zidane.

“The ceremonial signing of the contract will take place tomorrow with club president Florentino Pérez at Real Madrid City,” Madrid said in a statement on their website.

 Ancelotti, who left Everton after 18 months in charge, will then address the press, the statement added.

The Italian made history as he steered the Spanish powerhouse to win their 10th Champions League during the two seasons he spent as Real Madrid coach between 2013-2015.

After his Real Madrid exit in 2015, Ancelotti joined Bayern Munich for a season, spent as long at Napoli and ended his two-season tenure at Everton to return to los Blancos.

“I would like to thank Everton FC, my players and the supporters for giving me the opportunity to manage this fantastic and historical club,” the Italian posted to his Facebook account.

“I decided to leave as I have a new challenge with a team that was always in my heart, Real Madrid. I leave taking with me all the amazing moments we have experienced together and wish the Club and fans all the best,” he added.

He was signed after Zidane decided to step down as Real Madrid coach following a season bereft of silveware. EFE


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