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Carlos backs Zidane for Real Madrid manager role

Roberto Carlos believes Zinedine Zidane can be a future Real Madrid manager, but cast doubt on Carlo Ancelotti’s suitability for the role.

Zidane has been earmarked as a future boss at the Bernabeu by president Florentino Perez, and was recently confirmed as the club’s new sporting director to appoint and work alongside a new manager.

Perez would like to see the former Madrid player take the reins at the club one day and his former team mate agrees that he would suited to such a role.

Carlos himself has taken his first steps into management with Sivasspor in the past week and he has backed the Frenchman to lead Madrid in the future.

“Zidane is ready for any post within Real Madrid,” he told AS. “With his record, his calmness and his intelligence, he could do anything he wanted: coach, assistant, director.

“He would do everything with a great deal of calm, he’s a fantastic person for Real Madrid and he would be an ideal coach.”

The man Zidane is supposedly looking to replace Jose Mourinho at the club is Carlo Ancelotti, but Carlos is sceptical about the Italian taking over in the Spanish capital.

“Ancelotti is a great coach but there’s one problem – adaptation,” he added.

“At Real Madrid, you don’t arrive and convince overnight. You have to adapt to the philosophy of the club. And the players also have to understand him.

“The new coach at Madrid, Ancelotti or whoever, has to know that working at Real Madrid isn’t so easy. Here, you must always win, whether in La Liga, the Champions League or the Copa del Rey.

“When you don’t manage it, there’s controversy and conflicts.”
Mon 10 June, 2013
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