Former AS Monaco manager Marco Simone believes the Italian boss Carlo
Ancelotti will enjoy more success at Real Madrid than Jose Mourinho
The Chelsea boss, who left the Bernabeu at the end of last season, managed to win just two major trophies in his three years at the club as he struggled to compete against Barcelona in La Liga.
Towards the end of his career, Mourinho reportedly fell out with key members of the squad and saw his relationship with the hierarchy break down.
And Ancelotti was deemed as the right man to make amends for the supposed damage Mourinho caused.
Hence, Simone believes that his compatriot's ability to deal with conflicts will prove to be vital.
As such, he has backed the current Galatico boss to perform better than Mourinho.
"Ancelotti will definitely be a success at Madrid. Coaching Real Madrid is easy in one sense and difficult in another," Simone was quoted as saying by Marca.
"It's easy because you have players like Cristiano who, even if the system isn't working, can win you matches on their own.
"It's difficult because you've got to have what it takes to deal with a very tricky group. He knows how to handle the big egos you get at a club like Real Madrid.
"Ancelotti will have more success than Mourinho. I have a lot of time for Mourinho and I'm a big fan of his personality, but he finds it hard to back down once a conflict breaks out."
However, Ancelotti hasn't had the best starts to life at Real Madrid as the team currently sit third in the table behind local rivals Atletico and trail Barcelona by six points.
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