Carlo Ancelotti belongs to a couple of very select groups. He is one of six to have conquered Europe as a player and as a manager. He is also one of five to have gained European glory with two different clubs as manager. These accolades testify to his credence as a manager of the absolute top level.
Ancelotti began his management career with Serie B club Reggiana in 1995. In his first season at the helm, the club gained promotion. Recognizing his managerial talents, he was signed by Parma where he coached and influenced future stars like World Cup winners Gianluigi Buffon and Fabio Cannavaro. He was then signed and later sacked under controversial circumstances by Juventus. He then returned to AC Milan and constructed one of the finest teams of the 21st century thus far.
He displayed extreme tactical acumen by developing Andrea Pirlo as a deep-lying playmaker which laid the foundation for two UEFA Champions League titles, the Serie A title, two UEFA Super Cups amongst others. Ancelotti also won domestic titles with Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea. In 2014, he also coached Real Madrid to European glory as they attained the evasive La Decima.