ROME: Italian football coach Marcello Lippi has praised compatriot Carlo Ancelotti, former manager of Real Madrid, as "the best coach" in the world and, referring to Barcelona, noted that Spanish Pep Guardiola has created and trained the "best team ever".
"Ancelotti is the best coach in the world. He has won cups and domestic titles as a player and has won it all as a coach as well, both in Italy and abroad," Lippi said on Wednesday, reports Efe.
Lippi explained that no player has said a negative word about Ancelotti, underlining that the Italian coach has achieved success in all leagues and will create the same achievements in Germany.
Lippi, who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy, praised Guardiola, who made an important contribution to the history of football when he led Barcelona.