The AC Milan legend backs his former boss to do a good job at the Santiago Bernabeu thanks to his vast experience but knows that the Spanish giants want success quickly
The Italian took over from Jose Mourinho over the summer, having spent the last two seasons at Paris Saint-Germain and the 45-year-old, who played alongside and under the new boss, believes that his compatriot will be well-suited to the job, given his winning pedigree.
"He's used to being at winning clubs, ones that want to play good football and be successful," Maldini told Marca.
"He showed that in England, Italy and France, and not many coach can say that. There isn't a single team that Carlo couldn't coach.
"[He'll do] very well, because Carlo has been successful everywhere he's been. All he has to do is win. The club won't be very patient, just as AC Milan wasn't. I'm sure he knows that.
"He calms both the team and its players. We're talking about someone with great knowledge of the game and its tactics."