Carlo Ancelotti has been officially unveiled as the new manager of Real Madrid, succeeding Jose Mourinho in the role.
The Italian, who left his role as PSG manager after guiding them to their first Ligue 1 title since 1994, said the opportunity to coach Los Blancos was too good an opportunity to turn down.
And he promised to bring “the most spectacular football” to the club as Madrid look to overhaul Barcelona in La Liga and chase their 10th Champions League.
The new boss flew into Madrid on Wednesday morning and was taken straight to the training ground and then on to the official presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Speaking to the gathered journalists, he said the history and prestige of the club was a huge pulling factor.
“This is the most prestigious club in the world and we have to win by playing the most spectacular football because the history and tradition of this club is in playing offensive football, and we’re going to work hard to play the football that will make the fans happy,” he stated.
Club president Florentino Perez also spoke of his delight at being able to bring Ancelotti to the club, describing him as an “intelligent man and a natural winner”.
But he warned the Italian he would experience pressure he will have never seen before in his previous roles at AC Milan, Chelsea and PSG.
He said: “Ancelotti has experienced the highest amounts of pressure in the most intense dugouts in the world, but he should know that nothing he has experienced will be similar to what awaits him at this club.”