Updated: Carlo Ancelotti Officially Returns at Real Madrid After Six Years

Real Madrid were surpassed at the last corner by Juventus in the race to appoint Massimiliano Allegri but will still have an Italian coach on the bench. The Merengues successfully managed to free up Carlo Ancelotti from his contract with Everton and gave him a three-year deal, Gianluca Di Marzio and Cadena Ser report.

According to AS, they attempted to poach Mauricio Pochettino before putting pen-to-paper with Ancelotti. However, he needed to find a solution to part ways with PSG first, and the Galacticos did not want to meddle with the French club’s ownership.

Raul was a contender, but some executives inside the club did not think he was ready to coach the first team. He will continue to guide the Castilla and be groomed for the future. Furthermore, Real Madrid approached Antonio Conte after he left Inter, but he had very expensive demands, both on his contract and the transfer market. His athletic trainer Antonio Pinto will be part of the new staff though.

Ancelotti led the Galacticos to their historic Décima, their tenth Champions League victory, in 2014, defeating Barcelona in the Semi-Final thanks to a wonder goal by Gareth Bale. He was sacked the following season as he finished second behind the Blaugrana in La Liga and was eliminated by Juventus in the Semi-Final of the top continental competition. He collected 89 wins, 14 draws, and 16 losses in his first stint in Madrid. He managed Bayern Munich, Napoli, and Everton, all for two years, after being axed by Florentino Perez.