Carlo Ancelotti, the current Everton boss, is one of the most successful managers in football and his illustrious career is still a dream for many. Besides winning numerous accolades with various top clubs, the 61-year-old had also groomed some of the best players of their generation, who would also become managers. Here are the seven players turned managers whom Ancelotti managed during his career.
Zidane has shot to unmatched glory in quick time as a manager of Real Madrid, winning two league titles, four Champions League titles and two UEFA Super cups over the last five years. His playing career was also no different as he is still being considered one of the best players of his generation. Ancelotti was able to manage Zidane in his last two seasons at Juventus (1999 -2001).
Conte was a world-class player even before he turned to the managerial side. During his thirteen-year stay at Juventus as a player, Conte was able to work with Ancelotti between 1999 and 2001 and during which the Bianconeri won UEFA Intertoto Cup.
The legendary midfielder, as well as the current boss of Napoli, has worked under Ancelotti during AC Milan’s heyday in the last decade.
Andrea Pirlo has commenced his managerial career at Juventus, but he is still remembered as one of the best midfielders of all time. The credit goes to Ancelotti for turning him to a world-class regista during his time at Milan.
Ancelotti had a short stay at Chelsea in which he was able to win a Premier League, FA Cup and Community Shield in 2009/10 season. Frank Lampard was at the centre of it as he ended up as the Premier League’s topmost assist provider of the season.
The legendary midfielder also constituted the golden generation of Milan which Milan inherited at the start of the last decade. Calvert Lewin, the emerging striker from Everton, has recently revealed that Ancelotti asked him to look up to Inzaghi’s videos. Inzaghi has helped Benevento, the team he currently manages, earn promotion to Serie A this season.
Shevchenko, Milan’s top goalscorer in history, was an integral part during Ancelotti’s time with the Rossoneri. The Ukrainian striker became the head coach of his national side in 2016 and has since won 21 games out of 38.