Sergio Ramos has named Carlo Ancelotti, Joaquin Caparros and Luis Aragones as the three best Coaches under whom he has played.
Ramos has been interviewed by FIFA’s official website and was asked the keys to a happy dressing room, particularly at a club like Real Madrid, who boast so many big names.
“The basis is respect. Of course a dressing room can get very complicated when it includes people from very different cultures, languages and countries,” he said.
“When there’s such a mix of everything you have to know how to handle it very well. In that sense we [at Real Madrid], through humility and respect, always try to make life easier for players who joins us, we try to help them settle in as quickly as possible.
“Ancelotti is very important in this: he was a player himself, he knows all about players who come in from outside the club and he understands the problems they might have.
“He notices how a player settles in, whether he makes an effort to open up to his teammates or not. He’s a Coach who takes you aside, talks to you and makes everything as smooth as possible, both on a professional and personal level. That’s the key to success,
which is why he’s a truly great Coach.
“In my view, he’s one of the best I’ve had in my whole career. And above all else he’s a good person, which is a bonus when it comes to dealing with players.”