The Brazilian FA president confirms interest in Carlo Ancelotti
After sacking Tite following their Qatar 2022 quarter-final exit, Brazil has been heavily linked with appointing Carlo Ancelotti as their new head coach. The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation confirms their interest in the Italian coach.
Despite being under contract with Real Madrid until the next summer, Carlo Ancelotti has been heavily linked with Brazil's vacant position. Following their disappointing World Cup in Qatar, Brazil's national team sacked Tite. The CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues confirmed the Real Madrid boss is among their main targets, but ruled out any formal approach for the Italian.
"Ancelotti is unanimously respected among players. Not only Ronaldo Nazario or Vinicius Jr but all those that have played for him,"
"I really admire him for his honesty in the way he works and how constant his work is. He needs no introductions. He is really a top coach who he has several achievements, and we hope he can have even more.
"Ancelotti is not only the players' favourite, but it seems the fans' too. Everywhere I go in Brazil, in every stadium, he is the first name the supporters ask me about.
"They talk about him in a very affectionate way, in recognition of the exemplary work he has done in his career.
"Let's have faith in God, wait for the appropriate time and we'll see if we can make it happen as we look for the new coach of the Brazilian national team."
Making it clear there was no formal approach for the job, Rodrigues called for patience in their hunt for a new head coach.
We will be very ethical in our approach and respect the contracts that are in place. We also greatly respect the work that is done by any coach and his club to get there and make any kind of approach, it would be a lack of respect for the president of the clubs in question,"
"Therefore, we have the patience to wait for the right moment so that we can hold these conversations.
"Nothing is really defined yet to say the name [of the next coach] for sure, but it's within this line, you understand? We need a coach who has the players' respect and admiration."
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