CARLO ANCELOTTI was left red-faced at his Everton press conference after appearing to reveal he had no idea that Luke Garbutt had left the club.
The left-back, 27, revealed his contract had expired and he would be leaving the club after making his last senior appearance in 2015.
But when asked to say a few words about Garbutt’s Toffees career at a press conference, Ancelotti replied: “Who? I am surprised about this question, I don’t know.”
However, Garbutt saw the funny side, saying: “Don’t get it twisted I chose to find the funny side.
“Other players would feel disrespected by the club and the manager.
“It’s not Ancelotti’s fault, it’s the clubs. However, it’s a belter though.”
Garbutt earlier revealed his time at Goodison Park has come to an end 11 years after a move from Leeds.
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He tweeted: “Today officially my contract at Everton has now expired after being at the club for 11 years!
“The club has been a huge part of my life and one I had huge pride to represent.
“There’s been many ups and a few downs which I couldn’t control.
“Everton, good luck for the future.”
Garbutt made just 12 senior appearances for the Toffees, with five of those coming in the Premier League.
His Everton spell was scattered with loans at various clubs, including Cheltenham Town, Colchester United, Wigan, Fulham, Oxford United and Ipswich Town.
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