Ancelotti is employing the captain in a new midfield role this season.
And Martin Petras told RMC: "How did the idea of playing in the role of director come about? We must ask the coach, Marek has accepted this position 'as the Pirlo'.
"If a great technician like Ancelotti compares you to Pirlo, a great champion of the past, it is a great emotion. This is certainly an important comparison, Hamsik has taken it well.
"Napoli is not playing football that is wanted by Ancelotti, now the qualities of the individuals and also that of Marek are enhanced. I say that you have to be patient, they will get to play the way they want with the new coach."