Hazard reacts to Ancelotti appointment

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Real Madrid's record signing Eden Hazard has reacted to the club's decision to appoint Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager.

Earlier this week, Ancelotti returned to the Santiago Bernabeu for a second spell after he was appointed as Real's new manager following Zinedine Zidane's resignation earlier this month.

The Italian tactician returns to Madrid where he is still held in high regard after he famously masterminded the club's 10th UEFA Champions League triumph, or La Decima, during the 2013/14 season.

For Hazard, who has endured an injury-plagued spell since his record-breaking move to Los Blancos in 2019, Ancelotti's homecoming is good news for the club and for his own personal ambitions.

"Everyone at Real Madrid knows what Ancelotti has brought to the club," Hazard told RTBF h/t Marca. "He won the Champions League with this group and he knows a lot of the players. We know that he is a coach with a lot of experience.

"He knows the city and the fans. I think we can do great things together. I don't know him personally, but from what I've heard of him he's a very nice person who just wants to win, and that's what we all want.

"We'll have the chance to work together. It's good news for me."

While Hazard is excited to work under Ancelotti, the Belgium international was also quick to pay tribute to his former boss Zidane, who was responsible for bringing him to LaLiga from Premier League side Chelsea.

"It was great to be around him every day as Real Madrid's coach," Hazard added. "To be coached by your idol, there's nothing better."

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