Ancelotti can adapt to Madrid, says Sacchi

The former Madrid sporting director is confident that the current PSG boss will succeed at los Blancos and feels Jose Mourinho was unlucky during his time at the club
Arrigo Sacchi believes Carlo Ancelotti will have little trouble to adapt to his new surroundings if he were to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid this summer.

Madrid have earmarked the Italian coach as the ideal candidate to take Jose Mourinho's place as the club's head coach this summer and Sacchi feels his compatriot would be a great choice.

"Ancelotti's biggest quality is his ability to adapt to his surroundings. He plays a different style of play depending on the players he has," Sacchi told AS.

"A coach's job always depends on the squad he has. It's going to be very complicated if you don't have the right players. Ancelotti has the ability to adapt, though. Carlo is a great person."

The 67-year-old then reflected positively on Mourinho's time at Madrid and feels that the Portuguese lacked luck during his three-year spell at the Santiago Bernabeu.

"Mourinho did not have much luck as he had to take on the greatest team of the past few years in Barcelona.

"His time at Madrid was not a failure as he won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in each season."

Mourinho was confirmed as the new Chelsea manager on Monday after three years at the Blancos.