Introducing Ancelotti - Part 2: The man
No other German city is home to as many Italians (around 28,000) as Munich. The Azzurri community will welcome a new famous member on Monday when Carlo Ancelotti takes up the role of head coach at FC Bayern. fcbayern.de introduces the 57-year-old in a two-part series.
Part 2: The man
Carlo Ancelotti grew up on a farm. He was born, the son of a dairy farmer, on 10 June 1959 in Reggiolo, a small town in the region of Emilia-Romagna. Childhood and teenage years growing up in the country shaped his character. "It might sound a bit strange but agriculture and football have a lot in common," he said, "you need time, patience and planning."
Football is Ancelotti's life but the 57-year-old is also a great fan of films. He once said The Godfather and the Robert de Niro epic The Deer Hunter really moved him. On top of that, Ancelotti also had the opportunity to appear in two films himself. In 1983 he played a guest role as a footballer alongside Terence Hill in the film The World of Don Camillo . Ancelotti returns to the silver screen at the end of July this year in a supporting role as a doctor in the science fiction film Star Trek Beyond.
Parmesan, Parma ham, Mortadella, balsamic vinegar... Ancelotti (favourite dish: tortellini) comes from a region noted for its love of food - and that has also had a great influence on him. He is seen as a connoisseur and he also likes to demonstrate his skills in the kitchen.
In July 2014 Ancelotti went down the aisle for a second time when he married Mariann, a Canadian with Spanish parents. He spent a sabbatical year with her in Vancouver.
He has two children by his first wife Luisa: Davide played in youth teams at AC Milan before he had to give up plans to turn pro due to injury. He has a sports science degree and was part of his father's coaching staff at Real Madrid. He now joins his FC Bayern as an assistant coach. Ancelotti's daughter Katia is married to nutritionist Mino Fulco who is also set to join FCB.