Real Madrid bosses back the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti
The news of Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment as the new manager of Real Madrid has been received warmly by the club’s fans and leaders. The former Real Madrid star Fernando Morientes has echoed the comments of many Real Madrid officials by suggesting Carlo Ancelotti to be “an ideal coach” for the Spanish club.
Carlo Ancelotti’s desire to join Real Madrid was no secret. The former AC Milan boss refused to continue as manager of Paris Saint-Germain, although the Ligue 1 champions were extremely reluctant in letting his leave the club. Nonetheless, Paris Saint-Germain brought Laurent Blanc to the helm, a move which finally freed Carlo Ancelotti to join Real Marid.
Real Madrid ended month long speculation of acquiring the services of Carlo Ancelotti by announcing the arrival of the Italian tactician on Tuesday morning. Fernando Morientes claims the three-time Champions League winner can prove to be the perfect signing for Real Madrid this season.
“[Ancelotti] has a lot of experience as both a player and as a manager, and is the type of coach who players like,” Fernando Morientes said. “I believe he is an ideal coach for Real Madrid. The president has said that his coach is Ancelotti. If he has said that, well then for us, who are at the club, he is also our coach.”
The appointment of Carlo Ancelotti has left Zinedine Zidane’s future at the club under the mist. It is not clear what role Zinedine Zidane will receive after being closely linked to becoming the new Bernabeu boss. The legendary Los Blancos star is currently the sporting director of Real Madrid, but Frenchman has admitted he wants a more hands-on job.
Zinedine Zidane talked with Fernando Morientes over the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti when the two worked together at Real Madrid’s youth academy last season. The former France international has had a notorious but brilliant career in the 17 years he spent as a player, now Zinedine Zidane wants to get directly involved in the coaching role.
“I do not know [Ancelotti] personally but people have talked to me about him,” Fernando Morientes said. “This year Zidane was in my 'cantera' dressing-room and when his name came up I asked him about him.”