Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti left devastated after ex-wife of 25 years Luisa Gibellini dies aged 63 after long illness

CARLO ANCELOTTI'S ex-wife has died after a long illness.

The Everton boss, 61, was married to Luisa Gibellini for 25 years before they split in 2008.

Luisa was mum to Ancelotti's son Davide – his assistant at Goodison Park – and daughter Katia.

The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich boss flew back to Italy following the Toffees' 5-0 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday after Luisa's condition worsened.

Sport-loving Luisa, 63, passed away on Monday, as reported in Italy.

Ancelotti and Gibellini were childhood sweethearts

She had previously been a goalkeeper, softball player and tennis fan.

And she was also a qualified helicopter pilot after obtaining her licence in 1999.

In fact, she would regularly accompany her ex-husband to matches he was managing then fly them back to their Parma home together.

Ancelotti wed Canadian businesswoman Mariann Barrena McClay in Vancouver in 2014.

This season, his Everton side finished tenth in the Premier League.

The Italian enjoyed a successful playing career with Parma, Roma and AC Milan before stepping into management in 1995.

He took charge at Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Napoli before taking over at Goodison Park in December 2019.

He has won 20 trophies in his 26-year spell in the dugout, including four of the big five European leagues, a Premier League-FA Cup double with Chelsea in 2010 and three Champions Leagues.

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