In a rollercoaster of emotions for Madrid fans all around the world, Carlo Ancelotti has been revealed as the new manager of the club. The Italian has signed a three-year contract, and rejoins the club following a season at Goodison Park, with Everton.
Ancelotti had his first interview following the news of his appointment, and this is what he had to say:
“Football has changed in these last five years – it is more aggressive and organised. But our idea remains the same – to play attacking, spectacular football – what this club’s history and fans demand.
“Carlo Ancelotti is not the same as six years ago. I have six more years experience, that can be positive or negative. I felt very good at Everton, a family club. You can learn from all experiences, bad ones too.”
There were also rumours of his son, Davide Ancelotti joining him at Madrid as part of the backroom staff along with other assistants who helped the team to the fabled La Decima trophy seven years ago. When asked about the backroom staff, he said:
“We will talk about the coaching staff in the coming days. We have not spoken about anything yet, truly, just to finish things with Everton, and sign my contract.”
Lastly, there were comments about Everton that wouldn’t be taken well by the hardcore Evertonian. However, truth be told, the club could dream of Champions League qualification at best.
“I think each team has an objective, a challenge to try and achieve. The objective for Real Madrid is to try and compete to win the Champions League, La Liga. The objective of Everton is to try and get into European football, to fight to try and get into European football.
“Each team has an objective. Success isn’t just winning trophies, success for a manager is to reach the objective that the club has. Everton doesn’t have the objective to win the Premier League, it has the objective to try and play in European football and we fought until the end.
“To get to the last game fighting for Europe, I think that was a success.”