Carlo Ancelotti has initiated legal proceedings against Everton in London’s High Court, two years after his departure to Real Madrid, relays the Toffee.Web.
The Italian manager abruptly left the Blues after 18 months into his contract, opting to return to the Bernabeu after just one full season with Everton. According to court records, Ancelotti’s claims against Everton pertain to “general commercial contracts and arrangements.” No further details have been disclosed regarding the lawsuit, which was filed on Friday.
Ancelotti’s lawyers declined to comment, and The Guardian’s attempts to reach Everton for a response were unanswered. Ancelotti’s arrival at Everton in December 2019 was considered a significant coup for owner Farhad Moshiri, as he replaced the recently sacked Marco Silva. Under Ancelotti’s guidance, Everton achieved a 12th-place finish and were in second place by Boxing Day the following season.
However, the team’s form declined, resulting in a 10th-place finish. Everton and their fans were anticipating further rebuilding in the summer of 2021 when Ancelotti announced his decision to heed the call from his former club and return to Madrid.