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Everton boss Ancelotti: Why coaching Zidane was unique

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has spoken of his admiration for Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.

Ancelotti discussed managing Zidane as Juventus coach.

"With Zidane, I tried to change my idea about the system," Ancelotti told Sky Sports when discussing his time at Juventus.

"Zidane is the first player who gave me the possibility to change the system and play in a different way.

"So, when I had Zidane, in the first year at Juventus, I played with a system of 3-4-1-2, having [Alessandro] Del Piero and [Filippo] Inzaghi up front and Zidane a little bit behind.

"The second year, I played with a back four but keeping two strikers in front and one No.10 like Zidane.

"Zidane changed my idea about football, I was so focused before Juventus on 4-4-2 and after with Zidane, I changed, I wanted to put him in the best position for him to let him be more comfortable on the pitch."

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