The Italian has signed a three-year deal at the Santiago Bernabeu and the Barelona legend has little doubt that the former Chelsea manager will succeed at his new club.
"Ancelotti will be a breath of fresh air. Real Madrid have great players, they just need to play like a team. Ancelotti will make that happen," Cruyff told Marca.
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The Dutchman then went on to discuss the imminent arrival of Isco at Madrid, who will be presented to the press after passing his medical.
"I already had a very high opinion of Isco from his performances at Malaga and what he did at the Under-21s European Championships only added to that," he continued. "He has ability but he'll face stiff competition at Real Madrid because there are a lot of other players in his position."
Cruyff was also questioned about the potential arrival of Gareth Bale and he had nothing but praise for the Tottenham star.
"I'm a big fan of him as a player," he enthused. "He would be joining from England, where the style of football is different, but he has bags of talent."