By Alex McLeish

20th May, 2021 | 4:00pm

This is when Ancelotti could leave Everton as board quit fears intensify - ex-manager

Alex McLeish has insisted Carlo Ancelotti will not walk away from Everton this summer.

The former Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Italian boss would want to stay at Goodison until at least the end of his contract in 2024.

As revealed by Football Insider, Everton chiefs are extremely worried about losing Ancelotti as Real Madrid and Barcelona both plot manager changes and place him on their shortlist.

It is understood the likes of owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright are worried that the Spanish giants could move in for the 61-year-old.

Ancelotti signed a four-and-a-half-year deal when he joined in 2019.

He has previously stated he wants to still be in charge when the Toffees plan to move into their new stadium in August 2024.

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McLeish insisted Ancelotti would not want to leave Goodison Park before he had managed to carry out his vision.

“I really believe Ancelotti when he says that,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“He’s such a humble guy and nice fella. When I met him and spoke to him he was always very polite. I thought this is a guy who’s fantastic greatness but so humble.

“I would think that he would want to do a mission accomplished at that club. He will be disappointed if he leaves when Everton are regarded in a mediocre kind of position.

“It’s just been business as usual. I think he’ll be very, very determined to change that, and won’t be looking at Real Madrid or Barcelona.” 

Ancelotti has won 31 of his 66 games in charge at Goodison and has the Toffees sitting eighth.

Everton go into the final game of the season against Manchester three points off sixth-placed West Ham.

However, they would need an eight-goal swing on goal difference to leapfrog the Hammers.

In other news, Everton are ready to sell star who’s just signed five-year deal amid £60m reveal.