Carlo Ancelotti says new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is a leader and will get the best out of the former champions.
Conte was the captain of Juventus in 1999 when Ancelotti arrived as the new manager of the Turin-based outfit and he insists the former midfielder has always been a leader.
Ancelotti, who has previously worked as Chelsea boss, believes that Conte is the perfect fit for the Stamford Bridge club.
The 46-year-old is currently leading Italy at Euro 2016 and Ancelotti expects he will create a good philosophy at the west London club when he finally begins his tenure.
Ancelotti said: “When I arrived at Juventus as the manager in 1999, Antonio Conte was the captain of the club, an Italy international and a player who had a lot of influence in the dressing room.
“And when I needed a leader in the team he was the obvious choice.
“There are certain things that he will not compromise on, and it will be the same when he comes to Chelsea.
“He wants all his players to follow him, and he wants a good team spirit. He is not afraid to tell the media what he thinks of their opinions either.
“In Conte’s philosophy, you are either with the team or you’re against them. There is no middle ground.”