It is a duel of opposites. In the Europa League-Hit between Zurich and Napoli, a hot-blooded Young Trainer meets with Ludovic Magnin (39) to the rest of the world coach Carlo Ancelotti (59), the three-times Champions League winners.

Magnin says: “As a young coach, you look at all the great trainers, something, also, of course, from Ancelotti. It is a great honor to stand next to him.” Thanks to the mediation of the Ex-Stuttgart teammate Sami Khedira Magnin was allowed to watch once in Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti’s Real on-site Training.

conversely, no memory is there. As Ancelotti at the press conference, is asked what tips he would give Magnin for his career, he says with a grin: “I don’t know him. But I can only give him advice, to do everything with passion.”

embrace with Ponte

The current FCZ Trainer is not familiar with Ancelotti – a former very well! Raimondo Ponte (63) and the Napoli-start Rainer welcome to the press conference, a warm welcome and fall into the arms.

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“has He been happy about the reunion,” says Ponte to VIEW, “and me in the cabin.” The former Swiss national team-, GC-, Nottingham-, and Bastia players and Ex-Roma and Milan-the Size of Ancelotti know from Playing against each other. The first Meeting took place in Zurich. Ponte: “Since it was for an autograph session at the soccer corner Oechslin!”

Ancelotti now has the game, the former coach of Zurich, Wohlen, Bellinzona, Lucerne and Aarau short-hand for the return next week, invited. “We’ve got to eat,” says the Swiss artist, was born in Naples and with eight years in the Switzerland.

Next week, on Wednesday, Ludovic Magnin (39) is exactly a year FCZ Trainer. The final examination after his first twelve months at the professional level, but already this week! At the end of his journeyman year, Napoli has appeared in the sold-out Letzigrund. The Serie A giants with world coach Carlo Ancelotti (59) as the biggest challenge so far in Magnins short career.

The ambitious Ex-Nati-Star demonstrated in his year that he can do from the outside since the role much. Then, when hardly anyone expected much from the FCZ, Magnin, the fuse is in the team on fire.

There would be the Cup race victory in may against YB. On the Bernese artificial turf, the Zurich Team fights more passionate than the Berner. Then in the Europa League the 3:2 victory against Leverkusen, the first victory against a Bundesliga side in the FCZ history. Critics may argue: Leverkusen was in crisis, the now-fired coach Heiko Herrlich no Ancelotti. And, of Zurich, in the last twelve serious fight only three victories.

Magnin don’t know that he was in the journeymen of the year, all right. “I didn’t set the team properly!”, he said about after the lost game against Larnaca in the autumn. How to get out of now comes the test against Napoli?

What will be the on Thursday for a contrast in the two Coaching zones! The FCZ volcano Ludovic Magnin (39) seething. A man full of emotions. On the other hand Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti (59). The rest itself. A Mister out of a picture book. A man with an incredible Aura. And Ancelotti is a great counterpart to the ascetic Laptop-coaches such as Thomas Tuchel. The farmer’s son from Emilia Romagna is open to his penchant for good food and good wine.

His Palmarès, however, is more of a case of champagne. Three-Time Champions League Winners. Italian Champion. The English Master. The French Master. The German Champion. Cup wins in Italy, England and Spain. More Top clubs than the Italian has coached no other Coach: Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, Paris SG, Real, Bayern, and Napoli. He is the world’s coach for the world clubs. Ancelotti has worked in all five major leagues in Europe and won, with the exception of Spain, all. Also, the League – although the Italian is in Munich, as a failure.

After the dismissal in Germany, Ancelotti is taking a break. To Napoli knocks. It comes to the Deal, the former National -, and long-standing Roma and Milan player returns after a nine-Trainer-years abroad in the Serie A. Of course, with his son Davide as an assistant coach.

It was a risk. The chain-Smoking predecessor, Maurizio Sarri was born in Naples, and in the case of the hot-blooded Tifosi enormously popular, because he installed the club after a long bear market back to the top. The cool Mister from the North to the South, fit? Yes. Napoli is also under Ancelotti the clear number 2 behind subscription-champion Juve.

Immortal, a world trainer in Napoli but only with titles. Maybe it’ll work in the Europa League.