Ex-Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has backed Zinedine Zidane to succeed at the Santiago Bernabeu and believes his former assistant has all the qualities to become a great coach.
Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez as Madrid manager last month, and has guided the club to four wins and a draw – while scoring 19 goals – in his five games in charge.
And Ancelotti said: “The best thing you can say about Zidane is that he doesn’t have experience, just like when I started coaching or my professional playing career.
“Zidane has everything you need to be a great coach. He has the ability, charisma, personality and knows football inside-out. He has the profile of a Real Madrid coach.
“A coach succeeds by working hard to ensure his players give their all. Zidane has that charisma and personality, meaning his players will respond well to him.”