Premier League-winning ex-Chelsea boss reveals 'most complete' team

Carlo Ancelotti

Former Chelsea boss has tentatively named his Real Madrid side as the best of his career.

The Italian boasts an illustrious history on the bench, having taken charge of the likes of Juventus, AC Milan, Paris Saint-German as well as both the Blues and his current employers.

Ancelotti has laid claim to three league titles - one each in Italy, France and England - also possessing two domestic cup victories and a pair of Champions League titles for his efforts.

There’s seemingly no end to the list of stars the 54-year-old has counted as amongst his charges, with Kaka, Frank Lampard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo all in their primes coming to mind first and foremost.

From a team perspective, one would be hard pressed to pick out the deepest of the talented squads Ancelotti has guided from the touchline.

But the 54-year-old has divulged which of his rosters he believes takes top honours above all others - even in admitting choosing is a subjective process.

“This [Real Madrid side] may be the most complete team I’ve ever coached,” he said ahead of Los Blancos' European encounter against an already well-beaten Schalke on Tuesday.

“It’s difficult to draw comparisons with the past.

“I’ve had a lot of quality teams but this one has experience, youth, character and personality.”

Ancelotti’s Real firmly have one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals at present, also sitting atop La Liga and awaiting the Copa del Rey final next month - so are in with an excellent chance at the treble this term.

The ex-Roma player’s one-time Milan and Chelsea outfits may well take exception to the coach’s admission, but with the Spanish giants conquering all in their path thus far, history - and Ancelotti’s finest season to date - may well be on the horizon.

And with a treble to his name at the Santiago Bernabeu, the assessment of the former Stamford Bridge boss would be almost impossible to argue with.

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