Ottmar Hitzfeld: Carlo Ancelotti perfect for Bayern

Ottmar Hitzfeld: Carlo Ancelotti perfect for Bayern


Carlo Ancelotti would be a perfect replacement to take over from Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich, according to Ottmar Hitzfeld.

Ex-Barcelona boss Guardiola is expected to leave the Allianz Arena at the end of the season with Manchester City the favourites to give him his next job in the Premier League.

And Carlo Ancelotti, who coached Real Madrid for two years, is expected to be high up the list of candidates to take over at the Bundesliga champions.

Speaking to Bild, Hitzfield, an ex-Bayern manager himself, said the Italian would be a great choice to take over.

“Ancelotti would be a great fit for Bayern. He had success everywhere and won the Champions League three times. On this level it is very important the players know what their manager is capable of. And it is important for the club, too. A Bayern coach has to be well respected,” he said.

And he continued: “Guardiola is a pioneer, a revolutionary. He crated football in a new way. For example, he invented a three-man defence with only one centre-back. Ancelotti is more of a clever tactician. His football is a little different, it is not total attack and pressing.

“He does not stick to his system no matter what. He can adjust his style to the opponent. With Real he played attacking-minded in general, but against Bayern he looked for the counter.”