Everton players left ‘surprised and dismayed’ by the sudden shock exit of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid… with star men James Rodriguez and Richarlison now ‘disillusioned’ despite being the ONLY players left following the Italian on social media
- Within the space of 48hours this week Carlo Ancelotti had left Everton
- Real Madrid came in for the Italian after parting ways with Zinedine Zidane
- Ancelotti has been sacked by Madrid before but was eager to return to Spain
- Star men James Rodriguez and Richarlison are said to be disillusioned
Everton players are still reeling from the sudden departure of iconic coach Carlo Ancelotti this week, and are reported to be ‘surprised and dismayed.’
Earlier in the week Ancelotti was contacted by Real Madrid and left Merseyside within 48 hours after making it clear he wanted to return to the Spanish capital.
No sooner had the news of Real’s interest broke, Ancelotti was already posing with the club shirt alongside president Florentino Perez and looking forward to the new campaign.
Carlo Ancelotti’s shock departure is still sending shockwaves around Everton football club
Players are said to have been left ‘shocked and dismayed’ by his sudden departure this week
A number of stars are now considering their futures, with the likes of Richarlison and James Rodriguez ‘particularly disillusioned as a result,’ according to the Athletic.
Many players made their feelings known with a small gesture of unfollowing the Italian on social media.
Ancelotti is one of the few managers in the world with a regular online presence, but in the hours following his stunning exit only James and Richarlison continued to follow his accounts online.
No sooner had the news broke of Real Madrid’s interest, Ancelotti was already in the capital
James particularly enjoyed a sublime start to life in the Premier League under Ancelotti, despite the latter part of his season tailing off due to mounting injury concerns.
It was Ancelotti who had personally convinced the Colombian to sign for the Merseyside club, after working successfully with him at both Real and Bayern Munich previously.
Everton had been preparing for a big summer under Ancelotti, with club chief Farad Moshiri having previously outlined a long-term project under the Italian.
Ancelotti was intended to build a new era at Everton and be giving the time, patience and funds to do so. He was expected to be the manager to lead the club into their elite new stadium, which is due to begin construction on Liverpool’s Bramley Dock site.
Now, the Toffees are left frantically searching for a new manager when the original plan was to spend the summer identifying the players Ancelotti needed to improve on an underwhelming 10th placed finish.