The 54-year-old has been linked with a summer switch to los Blancos after revealing his desire to join the Liga runners-up and Perez has claimed that the former AC Milan and Chelsea boss has the right profile to be able to succeed at Santiago Bernabeu.
“In this moment we need a coach who really knows us and the Italian Carlo Ancelotti knows us," Perez told EsRadio.
The 66-year-old also claimed that Zinedine Zidane - who is currently the club's sporting director - is not yet ready to be considered as a potential replacement for Jose Mourinho and feels that the Frenchman should start at a lower level and build his coaching career away from the intense spotlight at Madrid.
“What is certain is that Zidane wants to be a coach,” Perez added.
“However I think [Zidane] should start at a team with a system that is not directly the Real Madrid first team."
Perez was recently re-elected for another four years at the club after running for the presidency unopposed.
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