'Davide can leave when he wants' – Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti on Everton links

Carlo Ancelotti watches Everton with his son Davide at Goodison Park after taking over as manager in December 2019.
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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insists his son Davide can 'leave when he wants' amid rumours of a possible move to Everton for his assistant.

Davide is one of the names strongly linked with the vacant managerial post at Goodison Park following the sacking of Frank Lampard earlier in the week.

Asked in a press conference on Saturday whether his son could join Everton, where the pair worked together between 2019 and 2021, Ancelotti said: "Davide wants to be a manager.

"One day, it will happen. He's really good here. The day that I stop coaching or when he decides to, he can leave. He has the ability."

But the 63-year-old added: "At the moment, we're really good here. Our work has not finished."

Davide Ancelotti was a youth player at AC Milan, but never made a senior appearance for the Rossoneri and retired at the age of 20 to concentrate on a coaching career.

He has worked alongside his father at Bayern Munich, Napoli, Everton and Real Madrid.

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Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European football writer with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent much of that time in Spain. He currently divides his time between Barcelona and London.