Carlo Ancelotti, the current Real Madrid manager who filed a legal claim against his former club Everton over the failure to pay bonuses, has settled his case with the Premier League club.
A statement from Carlo Ancelotti barrister John Mehrzad said, “Carlo Ancelotti and Everton football club have reached an amicable resolution to their dispute.
“Carlo Ancelotti has enduring respect and a deep affection for the club’s fans and wishes them and the club the very best for the future”.
However, Everton failed to make a comment; no further details about the settlement were released, and the agreement was reached before Ancelotti’s claims were made public through the court system.
This move comes barely two weeks after papers were filed at the London High Court, just five days after Carlo Ancelotti met with Everton owner Alisher Usmanov.
The discussion between the two raised questions on whether a proposed side deal had been behind the legal claim.
Alisher Usmanov’s spokesperson claimed that ” Carlo Ancelotti and Usmanov discussed the hypothetical possibility of creating an additional bonus fund for the club.”
He added that “Usmanov has always carefully observed the Premier League rules and legal requirements. He has never, and could never, make any decisions within Everton.”
It is understood that Everton’s position was that no bonus payments were made on behalf of the club and that it would not pay such payments.
Companies in which Usmanov was the largest shareholder had been major sponsors of Everton but withdrew from the sponsorship after the Russian billionaire was suspended for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Before that, Usmanov had been stopped from entering the United Kingdom by the Home Office in 2021.
When he was sanctioned by the home office, Usmanov described the department allegation as false and defamatory and set to damage his honor, dignity, and business reputation, and he hopes to fight back.
Carlo Ancelotti left the Merseyside club less than two years into a four-and-a half-year contract to return to Real Madrid. He saved the club from relegation in 2019 after succeeding Marcos Silva.
His first season at Everton was a promising one, with the Blues sitting on top of the Premier League table for the whole month of October 2020, but it ended in disappointment after the club finished in 10th place.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Personal Life
Carlo Ancelotti has two children: a daughter, Katia, and a son, Davide, who was Carlo’s assistant while he was at Everton. Davide played for the Milan youth team and joined Borgomanero in June 2008.
In 2008, Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that he broke up with his wife of 25 years, Luis Gibellini. He subsequently dated a Romanian Marina Cretu.
He is currently married to Barrena McClay. On January 31, 2019, Carlo Ancelotti became the grandfather of twins born to his son Davide’s wife, Ana Galocha.