One of the most celebrated managers in European football, Carlo Ancelotti took charge of Everton, his 10th club across five countries, just before Christmas in 2019.
He has won 20 trophies during his career and is one of only three managers to win the European Cup or UEFA Champions League three times, doing so twice with AC Milan and once with Real Madrid.
A versatile, creative midfielder in his playing days, Ancelotti won three Serie A titles and the European Cup twice, enjoying most of his success with Milan.
He was a key figure in Italy’s 1988 UEFA European Championship campaign, reaching the semi-finals, and was a member of the squad at the two World Cups either side, playing in Italy’s 2-1 third-place play-off win over England in 1990.
Ancelotti’s coaching career began as assistant to Arrigo Sacchi with Italy’s 1994 FIFA World Cup finalists, before he moved into club management with Reggiana and Parma, later taking over at Juventus and then Milan.
He spent seven-and-a-half years at San Siro, winning the UEFA Champions League twice and the Serie A title once before moving to Chelsea in the summer of 2009.
In his first season in England, Ancelotti became the first Italian manager to win the Premier League, and he also secured Chelsea’s first ever double as the Blues beat Portsmouth in the FA Cup final.
He oversaw a second-placed finish the following term before leaving Stamford Bridge the following season.
At the end of 2011 Ancelotti joined Paris Saint-Germain, and won the Ligue 1 title in his first full season at the club.
He swiftly moved on to take charge of Real Madrid in June 2013, lifting the Champions League again, before heading off to Bayern Munich and claiming the Bundesliga crown.
After a spell in his homeland with Napoli, whom he guided to a runners-up spot in the league, he returned to the Premier League with Everton.
He was appointed manager at Goodison Park on 21 December 2019 and his Blues finished 12th at the end of the campaign.
Under Ancelotti Everton enjoyed their best Premier League start when they won their opening four matches to the 2020/21 season to go top of the table and they secured a first win at Anfield in 22 years that campaign.
But after finishing the season 10th, Ancelotti announced on 1 June 2021 that he was leaving to return to Real Madrid.