Perez hints at Real Madrid interest in Ancelotti

The Blancos chief believes that the Italian is good enough to take over the reins at Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has hinted that Carlo Ancelotti could take over as the club’s new coach.

The 54-year-old has been linked with a summer switch to los Blancos after revealing his desire to join the Liga runners-up and Perez has claimed that the former AC Milan and Chelsea boss has the right profile to be able to succeed at Santiago Bernabeu.

“In this moment we need a coach who really knows us and the Italian Carlo Ancelotti knows us," Perez told EsRadio.

The 66-year-old also claimed that Zinedine Zidane - who is currently the club's sporting director - is not yet ready to be considered as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho and feels that the Frenchman should start at a lower level and build his coaching career away from the intense spotlight at Madrid.

“What is certain is that Zidane wants to be a coach,” Perez added.

“However I think [Zidane] should start at a team with a system that is not directly the Real Madrid first team."

Perez was recently re-elected for another four years at the club after running for the presidency unopposed.