Zinedine Zidane will be a great coach for Real Madrid, because he has the respect of his players, according to Carlo Ancelotti.
Zidane and Ancelotti were co-managers in the 2013-14 season for Madrid and won their 10th UCL trophy.
The Frenchman went on to replace Benitez and has been earmarked as the one to take Madrid to a higher level.
“I am not surprised that now he is Madrid manager,” the Italian trainer told Goal.
“We had a really good experience with him when we won the Decima. He was the assistant and he did a really good job.
“Zidane and people like him have a lot of charisma, have a lot of personality and the players respect him a lot.
“They respected him when he was assistant. He helped me have a good relationship with Karim [Benzema], with [Raphael] Varane, not just because they are French but because the players give to him a lot of respect.
“I think it’s the same now he’s a manager. The players have a lot of respect, he has knowledge and I think he’s going to do a good job at Real Madrid.”