Former Italian defender Fabio Cannavaro believes Carlo Ancelotti would be a success at Real Madrid if he leaves Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The Italian manager has said he wants to leave the French champions and is being touted as a possible replacement for the departed Jose Mourinho at the Spanish capital.

Cannavaro, who won the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2006, thinks that Ancelotti would be a success at the Bernabeu stating his personality and experience would stand him in good stead.

"He has good experience to do well in Madrid. He is quiet, very professional. A guy who likes to talk about football, not the crap they are at the moment," the 39-year-old told AS. 

"The most important thing about him is he's a great coach, who likes to win and play well. He's used to people with big characters or charisma, such as [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic and [Gennaro] Gattuso.

"I like talking about how Ancelotti is off the field. He's not a coach, he's a brother. He likes us to call him Carlo, no coach or boss."

Ancelotti has managed a host of top European including Juventus, AC Milan and Chelsea after having a fine playing career which included 26 appearances for Italy.

Real Madrid are currently on the look-out for a new manager after former boss Jose Mourinho left them for Chelsea.

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has been linked with a return to Madrid as a member of the backroom staff, or possibly manager.

The 39-year old former defender believes that Zidane has all the attributes to be successful in any role.

"He has the quality to do everything and decide in a short time. He has a quality that never goes to waste. Football needs people like him as a director, coach, everything," he added.

The former Real Madrid defender also had something to say about the club's former manager Mourinho. Cannavaro played for Los Blancos for three seasons and saw Mourinho fall-out with his former team-mates including Iker Casillas.

He believes that Mourinho did well at Madrid and thinks that the argument with Casillas could help the goalkeeper's career.

Cannavaro added: "He did a good job by putting pressure on Barca. The pity is that it ended badly with the players, he fought too much and that's not good. The dirty clothes are cleaned at home. It has been a pity. 

"Iker is like a brother to me. What he experienced under Mourinho is going to serve him better in the future and will lengthen his career. Now he is going to enjoy the game more."

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