An in-depth look at Carlo Ancelotti’s tactics – from the man himself


Paris Saint-Germain are locked in what is looking like a two-horse race for this year’s Ligue 1 title.  Hitting the 50-goal mark in just their 27th game of the season, they pose a formidable attacking threat.


Top scorer Nenê has praised coach Carlo Ancelotti telling the press “He is a coach of high quality, experience and has won many major titles. In addition, he has a great culture. His exercises are shorter but more intense. He loves to exploit the speed and the ball and wants to speed up the game as soon as possible. He communicates very well with us”.

For the first time ever, soccer coaches all over the world can learn to coach like Carlo. April’s Elite Soccer magazine (out now) features a coaching session written by the Champions League, Scudetto and Premier League winning manager.

This training session focuses on movement and patterns of play in the middle and attacking thirds. Carlo shows the set-up of the personnel in his PSG side and in his double-winning Chelsea team, illustrating the roles of each player when their teammates have the ball.


It is an in-depth look at how Carlo coaches and works with his players every day, always with match situations in mind.


The session is clearly laid out in a series of diagrams to show coaches exactly what they should be doing at all points. A narrative runs alongside it, with Carlo talking them through the session, what they should be looking out for and detailing real-life examples for them to refer back to.


For coaches who want to improve their team’s movement and learn from one of the greats, this coaching session is a must-have – and it is only available from Elite Soccer.


Elite Soccer can provide these first-hand coaching plans thanks to our partnership with the League Managers Association (LMA).  Carlo joins a list of great coaches who have provided sessions for Elite Soccer that includes the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsène Wenger, Roberto Mancini, Kenny Dalglish, Harry Redknapp and Roy Hodgson.