Ex-Everton defender who boss Carlo Ancelotti FORGOT about left unemployed at 29 after release from Championship side
FORMER Everton star Luke Garbutt who Carlo Ancelotti FORGOT about is now without a club.
That’s after being released by relegated Championship side Blackpool.
Getty Images – GettyFormer Everton ace Luke Garbutt is without a club after his latest contract expired[/caption]
AlamyThe defender was once forgotten about by then-boss Carlo Ancelotti[/caption]
AlamyGarbutt has been released by Blackpool after three seasons[/caption]
Garbutt, 29, spent 11 years at Everton after coming up through their academy.
He played just 12 times for the Toffees while taking in multiple loans.
Garbutt was let go in 2020 when his Goodison Park contract expired.
At the time, then-Everton boss Ancelotti was left red-faced during a press conference when asked about Garbutt’s exit.
The Italian looked confused before claiming he’d never heard of the defender before.
Ancelotti said: “Who? I am surprised about this question, I don’t know.”
Luckily for the four-time Champions League winner, Garbutt took it in his stride.
The left-back said: “Don’t get it twisted, I chose to find the funny side. Other players would feel disrespected by the club and manager.
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“It’s not Ancelotti’s fault, it’s the club. However, it’s a belter though.”
Following his Everton exit, Garbutt was quickly snapped up for free by Blackpool.
He helped them achieve promotion to the Championship in 2021.
But after four goals in 63 games, it has now been confirmed that Garbutt will leave following Blackpool’s relegation to League One.
He’s not the only name let go, with former Chelsea youngster and Leeds star Liam Bridcutt also released.
Blackpool are also on the hunt for a new manager following Mick McCarthy’s brief stint.
Stephen Dobbie is currently interim boss.
And Man United coach Eric Ramsay, who recently landed a new gig as Wales assistant, is in the frame to take charge.