LISBON, PORTUGAL - MAY 24: Assistant-coach of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane and Coach of Real Madrid Carlo Ancelotti look on during the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz stadium on May 24, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Zinedine Zidane is ready to take over as the manager of the club.

The current Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has been criticised after his team lost 4-0 against arch rivals Real Madrid.

Zidane was Ancelotti’s assistant manager at the Bernabeu and is currently managing the Real Madrid reserves.

“He has a stunning CV as a player and is preparing for a big career as a manager,” former Madrid boss told RMC Sport, via AS.

PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 12: Zinedine Zidane reveals Beau Jeu, the Official Match Ball of the UEFA 2016 Euro Championship at the World’s first digital stadium, The Future Arena on November 12, 2015 in Paris, France. Playing with (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

“He has all the qualities necessary to be a fantastic manager: charisma, personality and experience.

“In the future he could manage Real Madrid or any other club for that matter. Would he be the right man now? Yes, I think so.

“When I arrived at Real Madrid he helped me a lot. He has a great relationship with [Karim] Benzema and [Raphael] Varane, he understands the workings of the club and his input was very important to me.

“When Zidane talks, the players listen.”