Gattuso told the Scottish Sun: "Ancelotti's very clever in the way he talks to players. It's important for him to speak English very well and even more so for the players because he works so well with them.
"Ancelotti is a very clever manager and he has Ray Wilkins and more English people on his staff which is important for him.
"It's important he wins the League or Champions League and I think he will.
"In the last few years Chelsea have played three semi-finals and a final in the Champions League. Ancelotti is an expert in the Champions League and can take them the extra step."