Fabio Capello was full of praise for his compatriot Carlo Ancelotti and explained the reasons why he believes that the Real Madrid boss in the best coach worldwide.
Ancelotti returned to Real Madrid last year and led them all the way to LaLiga Santander and Champions League glory.
“He is the best. When you win in Spain, in Italy, in England, in France it’s because you know,” Capello said during the MARCA Sport Weekend.
“Numbers are numbers. Real Madrid are not an easy team [to coach], you have to know things. The players, when you talk to them, understand perfectly if you know or don’t know.
“The quality he has to understand the moment. Last year after winning LaLiga, there was talk about why they went behind and played on the counter. It’s about the tactics.”
Ancelotti has been at the receiving end of criticism due to Real Madrid‘s struggles in the league, but Capello understands that the pressure is high for any Los Blancos coach.
“When you sign for Real Madrid you know that this exists, if you don’t win, you leave,” Capello noted.
“I won and they kicked me out. The first time was different. My story began with [Silvio] Berlusconi. After the first time I was at Real Madrid he called me and said ‘Fabio, please, you have to go back to AC Milan‘.
“I had three years left [in my contract]. I spoke to [the then-Real Madrid president Lorenzo] Sanz, I told him: ‘I love this man very much’. I returned and a year later I was sacked by AC Milan.”
Ancelotti has been linked with the Brazil job after they parted ways with Tite following the 2022 World Cup. Capello believes that the Italian coach could deliver at the Selecao.
“Carlo has experience, he knows the languages and the language of football, which are two important things,” Capello declared.
“When you go to coach in another country you have to understand many things: how people want to play football, how I can do things, know the languages… and I think Carlo can do it all very well.
“Coaching Real Madrid it’s one thing, Barcelona another thing, Valencia another thing, Sevilla another thing. The same in Italy, as AC Milan, Juventus, Inter is one thing and then you go to Roma and it’s another. For me, Carlo can coach anywhere in the world.”