Zinedine Zidane has all the attributes to be a great manager, says Carlo Ancelotti

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Zinedine Zidane has got the attributes to become a great manager, according to former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.

The Frenchman took over from Rafa Benitez in January and Los Blancos have won four from their five matches under the Frenchman, scoring an impressive 19 goals.

Ancelotti believes that, although Zidane had no managerial experience before taking over the reigns at the Bernabeu, he has the ability to become a fantastic manager for Madrid.


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“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,” the Italian told FourFourTwo.

“Zidane has everything you need to be a great coach. He has the ability, charisma, personality and knows football inside-out. He has the profile of a Real Madrid coach."

Ancelotti won a Champions League trophy during his two seasons at Madrid and will be taking over from Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

He believes that not only has Zidane got all of the coaching attributes, but he also boasts effective man-management skills.

“A coach succeeds by working hard to ensure his players give their all. Zidane has that charisma and personality, meaning his players will respond well to him.”

Despite Ancelotti claiming that Zidane has the ability to be a fantastic manager, the 43-year-old has a tough job if he wants to win the club’s first La Liga since 2012.

They trail their Madrid rivals, Atletico, by one point while Barcelona are four points ahead of them with a game in hand.

Former Tottenham star Luka Modric kept their faint title hopes alive when he scored a brilliant late goal to give Madrid three points as they overcame Granada 2-1.

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