Sunday March 29 2020
Ancelotti, Ibra, Mou name best XIs

Carlo Ancelotti and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have named their all-time best XIs, with Jose Mourinho including just one Inter player in his.

While the football season remains on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, Marca listed the trio’s ideal line-ups. 

Ancelotti’s XI is based on players he has coached, prior to those he worked with at Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Napoli and Everton.

Gianluigi Buffon, Cafu, Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo, Kaka, Ibrahimovic and Andriy Shevchenko are all included, as is ex-Milan defender Thiago Silva and Juventus old boy Zinedine Zidane.

Zlatan’s team seems to be based on his former colleages – including himself as the centre-forward.

Finally, only Javier Zanetti from Inter is included in Mourinho’s best XI, despite the Nerazzurri winning the Treble under his watch in 2010.     

Ancelotti*: Buffon; Cafu, Thiago Silva, Terry, Maldini; Zidane, Pirlo, Lampard; Kaka; Ibrahimovic, Shevchenko

Ibrahimovic*: Buffon; Maxwell, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Thuram; Vieira, Xavi, Nedved; Messi, Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho

Mourinho*: Cech; Zanetti, Terry, Carvalho, Gallas; Makelele, Lampard, Ozil, Hazard; Drogba, Ronaldo

*Ancelotti’s XI does not include Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Napoli or Everton players

*Ibrahimovic’s does not include Manchester United, LA Galaxy or Milan (second spell) players

*Mourinho’s does not include Manchester United or Tottenham Hotspur players