Tuesday June 18 2013
Pirlo hails Real target Ancelotti

Andrea Pirlo understands why Real Madrid want to appoint Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti as their next Coach.

The Spaniards are looking for a Jose Mourinho replacement and they have made a move for the Italian tactician.

“He's a great Coach who likes to play good football and his teams play with real style,” Pirlo, who worked with Ancelotti at Milan, told Marca.

“Ancelotti was a good choice for the clubs he has coached because he has a good footballing philosophy," the Juventus man added.

“I have nothing but good things to say about him, he's a friend. He's an outstanding Coach, who treats his players well and is well-liked inside the dressing room.

“Will he go? I don't know if he's going to Real Madrid or staying at Paris Saint-Germain. Carlo is a friend, a great person and I wish him all the best, wherever he is.

“He's an amazing Coach, I was very happy playing under him and we'll just have to wait and see where the future takes him.

“Real Madrid is a great club and I'm sure that one of Carlo's dreams is to work there.”