Ancelotti, the Italian coach, is happy. His happiness lies in the fact that his former assistant is shining as the in charge of Real Madrid. He believes that Zidane’s understanding of the game and character has helped him to become a huge powerhouse.
What has impressed the Real Madrid boss is Zidane’s respectful standing in football. And according to Carlo Ancelotti, it is what is expected from Zinedine Zidane. Being an iconic figure of the modern game, he scored two times in the 1998 Soccer World Cup final against France.
He assisted the Real Madrid to take part in the Champion League in 2001-2002. At that point, he was the assistant of Ancelotti and this Italian assisted the Madrid to lift their 10th European title in the year 2014.
However, after he took over the reins at Bernabeu because of the ill-fated stint Rafael Benitez had to go through in the hot seat, it was surprising to see how Zidane flourished. He surpassed the given expectations and did it by repeating the trick using the shootout triumph in the Champion League final held in Milan this year. And it was the crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid who became the victims again.
Zidane Taking Over The Helm
According to Ancelotti, while starting as a manager or coach, charisma is the necessary quality and significant one. The fact that you need to be respected for achieving something in years bygone is of the past. Currently, Ancelotti is in charge of the Bayern Munich.
Each day is a test for a coach; players often look up to their coach and listen to what they have to say. And if they like it, then they are really going to strive to show their best. And if not, then a small aspect is only lost. No doubt, Zidane got the knowledge and even the charisma to show off his expertise. His mentor feels that he is doing well even though they aren’t in contact. Of course, they do have a cordial and good relationship with each other and send message regularly.
Ancelotti praised Zidane and said that he helped him a lot at Madrid as he was well versed about the environment there. Zidane took over Carlo Ancelotti position at Real Madrid recently. The Italian coached the Real Madrid team from 2013 to 2015 and the Frenchman replaced somewhat at the beginning of 2016. And his contract runs till 2018.
After replacing Rafa Benitez at the beginning of January, he guided the Spanish team to their 11th best European success. This was due to the courtesy of the penalty shootout that led to the victory over the arch rivals Atletic Madrid in the final.
Total about 51 goals were scored by Ronaldo in every competition that took place last term. Ronaldo even lauded the impact Zidane has since he took over the helm. No doubt, Ronaldo feels that Zidane was the major key to that season and really prepped them to work hard and well. Not only he is a great professional but even a great person too.