Real Madrid confirmed, yesterday, the return of Carlo Ancelotti to the bench. More than six years after his departure, the Italian coach will lead the white team again. And you will do exactly that by substitution Zinedine ZidaneWho was his second coach in his first stage. Although there will be news, the coaching staff will be the usual person. But maybe it will be a surprise Read David Ancelotti’s name. Your son will be one of your assistants on the coaching staff.
Born in Parma on July 22, 1989, Davide Ancelotti has always been associated with football. The position of Carlo, his father, helped him advance. David himself says he grew up among the stars even though he was “very shy”. However, With a 22-year-old graduate in Sports Science: “Everyone wants to become a football player, but soon I realized that I had no talent and decided to study,” David said in an interview daily Mail.
His undergraduate thesis on Engine Science in Football Players was awarded as one of the best and He got very high grades in his training courses: 137 out of 140 in the UEFA B license and 13 out of 15 in the UEFA A license. In the latter, it was the best in its class.
However, his first experiences They went as a physical trainer. Spent a year working in a quarry Paris Saint-Germain In 2012 then it was coach assistant In the Real Madrid from Carlo Ancelotti. However, the arrival of the Italian coach to Bayern Munich He opened another door for her. In the Bavarian team, David was already part of his father’s coaching staff and was one of the assistants and in Naples Continue in the same line.
Thus, on November 2, 2019, he received First chance to sit on the bench as head coach. Carlo Ancelotti was sent off in a match against Atalanta and had to serve a penalty against Roma. David led the team Naples At the Olympic Games in Rome Even held a press conference after the match. Cristiano Gintoli, Napoli sports director, appreciated his career before the match: “We regret the absence of Ancelotti, but his son Davide will be on the bench. He is very professional and is a guarantee for us.”
Those who have dealt with him describe him as Intelligent and honest person with great human relationships, like his father. In fact, in Bayern some employees They accused him of being too close. He had one Fantastic relationship with Thiago Alcantara I went out to dinner several times with a group of guys. The feeling in some German club circles was that there was too much friendship and not a professional relationship with the players.
His development at Everton and respect for the players
Carlo’s passing through Everton She brought many nuances and novelties to a team that was stagnant in the middle of a table leading s It was a great starting point for David. His work did not go unnoticed in the UK. At the age of thirty, he became Youngest assistant coach in the English Premier League. He played this role alongside Duncan Ferguson, the legend of the “Toffee” club.
in a wide Report for “athlete” The work he did was praised David Ancelotti in the defensive department: “Although controversial and criticized, the defensive scheme has completely changed the team, especially from set pieces. He has protected Pickford very well with the low lines.”
“I love him because he is humble and wants to know everything, in the future he will be a really good manager.”
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– Royal Blue Mersey (RBMersey) March 13, 2021
In addition to his tactical ability, What distinguished David most in the English team was his personal relationships What kind. The Everton boss confirmed to The Athletic: “I was worried when he was appointed as an assistant and it makes sense to worry about nepotism and if he will really be promoted, but in Sports City I saw it was very, very much liked by the players and very respected.”
One of the things that surprised Everton the most, After Ancelotti’s second win as coach, the players hugged Davidi. Another source from the club cites in the report his closeness and proactivity: “He had chances in great teams thanks to his father, but he worked hard. When they arrived at Everton they did it without any ego, they were humble and smart. David has a very hardworking mind. One day he will be head coach and he will go far.”
Training methods and relationship with his father
In an interview last November in Liverpool EchoDavide said, “The task of the second coach is to challenge the first and refute his proposals.”
Training sessions continued at Everton Approximately 75 minutes and players describe it as ‘intensive’.. In them, David had a major role and was the leader in most activities. All plans were drawn up and designed by father and son. As is usual in all the teams in which he participated, What is clear is that Ancelotti will include a second coach who has played for the club He has a lot of experience (Claude Makelele at Paris Saint-Germain, Zidane in his first period with Real Madrid, Hasan Salihamidzic at Bayern, Duncan Ferguson at Everton), but it is clear that the role of his son will be important in the technical staff.