Carlo Ancelotti is the manager of soccer giants Real Madrid. He is only one of two managers to have won the UEFA Champions League three times and reach four finals (three finals and two victories with Milan and one victory with Real Madrid). He is also the first manager to have won the FIFA Club World Cup with two European Clubs. As a manager, he has worked for Reggiana, Parma, Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Napoli and Everton. He is widely regarded as one of the best managers in world football having won domestic titles in Italy, England, France, Spain and Germany.
He has earned a number of prestigious awards for his accomplishments, including the 2014 Globe Soccer Award, IFFHS Best World Manager (2007 and 2014), UEFA Best Manager (2002 and 2003), World Soccer Magazine Best Manager in 2003, Serie A Best Manager (2001 and 2004), Ligue 1 Best Manager (2012 and 2013), Enzo Bearzot National Award in 2014, Inspiring Leaser Award in 2015 and four-time Premier League Manager of the Month. FourFourTwo voted him the 18th Greatest Manager of All Time in 2020.
Ancelotti played as a midfielder and began his career with Italian club Parma, helping the club to Serie B promotion in 1979. He moved to Roma the following season, where he won a Serie A title and four Coppa Italia titles, and also played for the late 1980s Milan team, with which he won two league titles and two European Cups, among other titles. At international level he played for the Italian national team on 26 occasions, scoring once, and appeared in two FIFA World Cups, finishing in third-place in the 1990 edition of the tournament, as well as UEFA Euro 1988, where he helped his nation to reach the semi-finals.
Ancelotti is the author of the 2016 book, Quiet Leadership. In Quiet Leadership, Ancelotti reveals the full, riveting story of his managerial career - his methods, mentors, mistakes and triumphs - and takes us inside the dressing room to trace the characters, challenges and decisions that have shaped him. The result is both a scintillating memoir and a rare insight into the business of leadership.
Having led Everton in the Premier League since 2019, Carlo re-joined Real Madrid in June 2021.