Everton players have been left shocked and dismayed over the departure of their former boss, Carlo Ancelotti, this week.
Ancelotti left Merseyside to join Real Madrid, following the departure of Zinedine Zidane; Ancelotti rejoined Real on Tuesday after previously managing the club for two years between 2013 and 2015.
However, the Italians sudden departure from the Toffee's hasn't sat well with the players, and according to The Athletic, none of the players sent him any well wishes upon his departure.
And, even more tellingly, just the day after the announcement, only Richarlison and James Rodriguez still followed him on Instagram.
The Colombian and the Brazilian are particularly hurt by the events; both had a close connection to the boss, and they both are now considering their futures.
Richarlison was convinced to stay on Merseyside by Ancelotti when transfer rumours swirled from elsewhere.
And Rodriguez was tempted to Northern England by the prospect of working with Ancelotti again: after the pair linked up at Real Madrid.
However, Everton are well aware of the developments with the squad, and the Toffees hierarchy are acting quickly to bring in a new manager – so the club can regain some stability ahead of the transfer window.
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The Toffees have whittled down their managerial shortlist down to two names: Nuno Espirito Santo and David Moyes.
Moyes has previously managed Everton to relative success, however, he is still under contract at West Ham; Nuno is currently without a job after being relieved of his duties at Wolves.
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