Mikel Fails To Make The Cut As Ancelotti Reveals Best XI Players He Has Managed
Published: March 31, 2020
Mikel Fails To Make The Cut As Ancelotti Reveals Best XI Players He Has Managed
Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed the best eleven players he has managed in his coaching career with former Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel not making the cut.

The Italian football tactician, who is now at Everton, previously managed some of the glamorous clubs in the world including Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, and also coached Reggiana, Parma and Napoli in his homeland.

In a 4-4-2 formation, Ancelotti left out Mikel and went for World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo as the deep-lying playmaker while Frank Lampard, Zinedine Zidane and Ricardo Kak√° complete the four-man midfield.

Mikel played a key role as Chelsea won the Premier League title and FA Cup in the 2009-2010 season under the tutelage of Ancelotti .

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner played 72 games during Ancelotti's two-year spell at Stamford Bridge and provided four assists in 5,389 minutes of action.

Ancelotti's Best XI : Gianluigi Buffon (Parma); Cafu (Milan), Thiago Silva (PSG), John Terry (Chelsea), Paolo Maldini (Milan); Zinedine Zidane (Juventus), Pirlo (Milan), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Kaka (Milan); Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG), Andriy Shevchenko (Milan).

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