Italian professional football manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has been appointed as manager of Real Madrid after leaving Everton.

Ancelottti, 61, is returning to the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium as manager for the second time after managing Real Madrid for two years between 2013 and 2015,

The Italian tactician succeeding Zinedine Zidane at Real after being in charge for 18 months at Everton

His exit from Goodison Park has left Everton with no option than to search for a sixth permanent manager in five years.

According to Ancelotti, his new three-year deal at Real was “an unexpected opportunity” that came his way.

He also said, “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.”

while Everton said they “will begin the process of appointing a new manager immediately” Ancelotti will be presented to the media on Wednesday.