Everton players left 'surprised and dismayed' by Ancelotti's exit

James Rodriguez and Richarlison are ‘disillusioned and considering their Everton futures’ despite being the ONLY players left following Carlo Ancelotti on social media after his shock exit

  • Within the space of 48 hours 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, with star duo James Rodriguez and Richarlison now reportedly considering their futures at the club.

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.

Everton players collectively have been left surprised and dismayed as a result, after holding the belief that Ancelotti was committed to the club for the long haul. 

No sooner had the news of Real’s interest broke, the Italian was already posing with the club shirt alongside president Florentino Perez and looking forward to the new campaign.

Carlo Ancelotti’s shock departure for Real Madrid is still sending shockwaves around Everton

Players are said to have been left ‘shocked and dismayed’ by his sudden departure this week

Now a number of stars are considering their futures, with the likes of Richarlison and James ‘particularly disillusioned as a result,’ according to the Athletic.

Many players made their feelings known with a small gesture of unfollowing the Italian boss 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 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 owner Farhad Moshiri having previously outlined a long-term project under the Italian.

Ancelotti was intended to build a new era at Everton and be given 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-Moore 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. 

James Rodriguez and Richarlison are said to have been left ‘particularly disillusioned’ and will now consider what is best for the next step in their respective careers

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