Zinedine Zidane changed the way I saw football, says Carlo Ancelotti

Madrid: Carlo Ancelotti revealed that Real Madrid's manager Zinedine Zidane changed the way he thought about the game, prompting a tactical shift that altered the course of his coaching career.

Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane

The Italian manager took charge of Serie A champions Juventus in 1999, intent on using his preferred 4-4-2 formation.

The formation change failed to yield any trophies. But Ancelotti's 4-3-1-2 formation proved incredibly successful with his next club, AC Milan.

"The first time that I met Zidane was in the first year in Juventus and I found a fantastic player," Ancelotti was quoted as saying by

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