Bayern Munich’s new boss is an unrivalled five-time Champion’s League winner, but there’s more to this former footballer than 4-4-2 or 4-3-3. Hailing from Reggio, he has a passion for sophisticated Italian food, wine and music – and here he reveals that he’s also a closet Trekkie…

If you could be anywhere else in the world right now where would you be? Vancouver. I have just spent my sabbatical year there and found that I absolutely love the Canadian lifestyle.

Best holiday? Family, sun, sea, privacy – find me that and I’m happy.

Best hotel? The SHA Hotel & Spa in L’Albir, Spain.

What’s your preferred car right now? I like to drive an Audi S8. It’s the best car for all-round handling.

And your exercise of choice? Alone or with a trainer? I don’t use a trainer – I prefer to cycle alone.

What luggage do you use? Montegrappa. Its leather goods are superb, as are the pens.

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Wine of choice? Masseto by Tenuta dell’Ornellaia. I visit the vineyard in Bolgheri, in northern Italy, every year.

Favourite cocktail? A Bellini from Harry’s Bar in Venice.

Do you cook a trademark dish? I make a very good tiramisu.

Where do you like to eat? Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill in Vancouver. Pino Posteraro is the best chef I know and I’m especially fond of his tartufo dishes. His meals are served up likes works of art.

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Are you a member of any clubs? Yes. Bayern Munich.

Home by 9 or last to leave? Home by 9.

The last book you read? A German grammar book – I’ve been studying the language for the last year.

How often do you listen to music? Every day. I have very eclectic taste and listen to everything from pop to opera. I love Italian singers such as Laura Pausini, Andrea Bocelli, Renato Zero, and Eros Ramazzotti.

A favourite tailor? My favourite clothiers are Dolce & Gabbana. I am friends with Domenico [Dolce] and have been wearing their clothes for years.

A favourite building – old and new? Palazzo Pitti in Florence. And the Gherkin in London. My wife used to work next door and I’ve always admired the building.

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Recommend one thing that will improve our lives. Recycle. Even a little bit helps.

Most significant element in your home? Firstly my wife, then my TV for watching matches.

Your favourite films? The Deer Hunter, Life is Beautiful and Goodfellas. I also have a life-long love of Star Trek. When I was in Vancouver they were filming the latest movie and I was given a cameo role as a doctor on the Enterprise. It was a good moment.

Your most recent download – and your favourite boxset? I most recently downloaded Narcos and enjoyed learning more about Pablo Escobar.

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Do you collect anything? Trophies. But I also like to keep a well-stocked wine cellar, especially with wine from Ornellaia.

Would you rather walk or take a taxi? After a good meal I like to walk home if possible. It’s a great way to work off some calories.

Are you wearing a watch? I’m wearing a Cecil Purnell, a Swiss luxury watch company specialising in tourbillons.

Name a grooming product you believe in. Cologne. I am particularly fond of Tom Ford’s collection.

What’s worth paying for? Great seats for a Champions League match.

Quiet Leadership: Winning Hearts, Minds and Matches by Carlo Ancelotti (Portfolio Penguin, £16.99) is out now