The Italian was confirmed as Real's new boss on Tuesday and Cruyff believes that Ancelotti has the ability to control the egos in the team's dressing room.
"Ancelotti will be a breath of fresh air," Cruyff told Marca. "Real Madrid have great players, they just need to play like a team. Ancelotti will make that happen.
"He has played and coached at the very top, so he knows fully well what goes on in the dressing room."