Sacchi convinced Ancelotti right coach for Real Madrid

Former Real Madrid GM Arrigo Sacchi admits he had an influence in Carlo Ancelotti's appointment. The pair are close thanks to their days together at AC Milan.

Former Real Madrid GM Arrigo Sacchi admits he had an influence in Carlo Ancelotti's appointment.

The pair are close thanks to their days together at AC Milan.

"I've told him not to forget that winning alone isn't enough in Spain. Carlo is a good, intelligent person who knows football and understands that Real is the most famous club in the world. It's an honour and a source of pride for him, but the same goes for Real Madrid," Sacchi said.

"He's a winner as a coach, but his teams don't just get results – they play football the right way, too. When Florentino Pérez asked me about him, I told him he shouldn't think twice about signing Carlo."

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