FC Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng is eagerly anticipating the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as manager and believes he will be a similar coach to Jupp Heynckes.
It is high praise from the Germany international as Heynckes guided the Bavarians to a historic treble in the 2012/13 season after winning the DFB-Pokal, Bundesliga and Champions League trophies.
It was one of the most successful seasons in the club’s history and they set numerous records including most league points in a season, highest league winning points margin, most wins in a season, longest winning streak in a season, most clean sheets in a season, best goal difference in a season and fewest goals conceded in a season.
Heynckes is known for his tactical acumen and Boateng believes Ancelotti will hold a similar strategic advantage over his rivals in the Bundesliga.
“It’s not like I started calling people right away to find out what kind of coach Ancelotti is,” Boateng told Abendzeitung. “You simply know stuff like that already. Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira, who worked with him at Real Madrid, had already told me about him before.
“He is a bit like Heynckes. He is pretty calm, talks a lot to his players and has a good relationship with the team. And not a whole lot of coaches will be able to match him tactically.
“Ancelotti has seen and done it all, he has won a lot of silverware. It will be quite something to work with him and I am looking forward to it.”