Madrid, Feb 9 (IANS) Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti praised Zinedine Zidane saying the former French great possesses “the charisma and personality to coach” the Spanish football club. Zidane assumed coaching responsibility earlier this year following the departure of Rafael Benitez.
“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 and has the profile of a Real Madrid coach,” the Italian said, reports Efe.
However, Ancelotti refused to answer questions on his thoughts about Zidane’s success with Real Madrid. He said “coaches succeed by working hard to ensure his players give their all. Zidane has that charisma and personality, meaning his players will respond well to him”.