Los Blancos' former coach says the Frenchman has all the qualities necessary to go on and have a big career as a manager
With the pressure continuing to grow on the under-fire Rafael Benitez, Carlo Ancelotti believes Zinedine Zidane is ready to coach Real Madrid.
Benitez received the backing of Madrid president Florentino Perez on Monday, just 48 hours after the humbling 4-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Clasico.
Zidane, coach of Madrid's second team, has distanced himself from the position, but Ancelotti feels the France great - who served as his assistant at Santiago Bernabeu for one year - is equipped for the top job.
"He has a stunning CV as a player and is preparing for a big career as a manager," former Madrid boss Ancelotti told RMC Sport, via AS.
"He has all the qualities necessary to be a fantastic manager: charisma, personality and experience.
"In the future he could manage Real Madrid or any other club for that matter. Would he be the right man now? Yes, I think so.