Filled with excitement on the chance of working yet again with the Italian bull, while the former Madrid midfielder praised the appointment of Anelloti as the new coach of the Bavarians, he also revealed that in his eyes Guardiola is the best manager he has had the chance of playing under!
Pep Guardiola is all set to leave the German giants at the end of this season and another champion is to take over from the Spaniard. Ancelloti has won trophies wherever he has been from Inter to Chelsea to Real Madrid to PSG and there are no two ways about the prowess of that Italian. However a certain Xabi Alonso begs to differ!
Though the 34 year old midfielder is excited and elated at the prospect of partnering with the Italian boss yet again and has already began to sing songs in favour of the man in front of his teammates.
“I’ve already told my colleagues how good he is. He is a great coach, and has had success with AC Milan and Real Madrid in the Champions League” said Alonso heaping due praise on his soon to be boss.
While the Spaniard was happy with having Ancelloti at the Allianz Arena, he also expressed his regret and sadness at Guardiola imminent departure in the summer. “We all wanted Guardiola to remain, He is the best coach I’ve ever worked with” said the Premier man who has had a terrific run under Guardiola’s reign.
Though Pep Guardiola hasn’t signed any contracts with any Premier League club, he is most likely to succeed Pellagrini at the Etihad stadium and the chance of seeing the likes of Guardiola, Klopp, Wenger, Van Gaal and Simione (Chelsea can sure hope!) makes the next season of the EPL all the more exciting!