Carlo Ancelotti explains decision to leave Everton for Real Madrid

In his pre-match press conference ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League tie with Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti discussed leaving Everton for the Santiago Bernabéu.

“At Everton, I felt very good, we worked very well together. The relationship with the club was very good, but then Madrid called and I couldn’t say no. It was the only club that I did not say no to. They were the only club I couldn’t say no to. I could say no to the rest to stay at Everton but not to Madrid,” Ancelotti said in quotes transcribed by AS.

On becoming a national team manager

“I’ve thought about it. I had the chance to manage Italy in 2018, but I have to be honest, I like the day-to-day, not just the games. The day-to-day is my thing and until that changes I won’t be a coach of a national team. The experience in Italy at the 94 World Cup was wonderful, but I don’t want to work only three days a year.”

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