The Italian was appointed the Toffees boss in December 2019 and was in charge for 67 matches, but as soon as Real Madrid came calling, he was gone, and it turns out he had a clause in his contract that made the deal very easy to complete.
McGarry said: (19:53) “What wasn’t surprising was to learn that he had a clause in his contract which named certain clubs, that if they made an approach and offered him a contract, then he would be allowed to leave without compensation, which is the reason why this deal happened so quickly.
“I’m told that Carlo learned of Zidane’s exit, at least as early as last Friday. So three days before it became public knowledge, and the call was made to say that he would be available.”
Do you think that Ancelotti should have stayed?
Yes, he could have achieved great things
No, he wasn't that good
TIF Thoughts on Ancelotti’s exit…
Real Madrid are one of the biggest clubs in the world, but they have an ageing squad and, after the failure of the European Super League, which they are still part of, a bad reputation in the world of football at the moment.
So, we don’t agree with Ancelotti taking the job, and in many ways, it appears a desperate move after the Toffees’ season ended poorly.
However, with a full summer transfer window, we think Ancelotti could have built something special at Everton, and it feels a bit of a cop-out from him.