Carlo Ancelotti’s 25-year-old ex-wife Luisa Gibellini dies at the age of 63 after a long illness, while Everton manager mourns the loss of a childhood sweetheart and mother of two in Italy
- Carlo Ancelotti was married to Luisa Gibellini for 25 years before splitting in 2008
- She was the mother of their son Davide, Everton’s assistant and daughter Katia
- Ancelotti flew back to Italy on Sunday after Luisa’s condition deteriorated
- She tragically died on Monday and Ancelotti is a grieving childhood sweetheart
Carlo Ancelotti mourns the loss of his ex-wife Luisa Gibellini, who died on Monday at the age of 63 after a long illness.
The Everton manager, 61, had been with Luisa for 25 years and they were childhood sweethearts.
He flew back to Italy on Sunday evening after learning that her condition had deteriorated in the previous hours.
Carlo Ancelotti’s ex-wife Luisa Gibellini (right), pictured here in 2007, has passed away at the age of 63
Luisa was the mother of their son Davide, who works under his father as an Everton assistant, and daughter Katia.
Obsessed with sports, she was particularly interested in football, softball and tennis, and also qualified as a helicopter pilot in 1999.
Luisa used to fly her husband back home after games in Parma when he was in charge of the Serie A club.
In Italy, Ancelotti mourns the loss of his childhood sweetheart with their family
Ancelotti and Gibellini were childhood sweethearts and had been married for 25 years
Ancelotti has since been married to Canadian businesswoman Mariann Barrena McClay and they married in Vancouver in 2014.
The veteran manager led Everton to tenth place this season and they finished the season with a 5-0 thump through Manchester City.
He is one of the most successful bosses of all time with a total of 20 trophies from 26 years of management, four of the five major European leagues and three Champions League trophies.
Ancelotti will no doubt take time to mourn with his family in Italy before returning to Merseyside.
Ancelotti will spend time in Italy with family before returning to Merseyside