Unique-Soccer-Ancelotti to Brazil could be a no brainer, CBF president says



By Fernando Kallas

TANGIER, Morocco (Reuters) – Actual Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti could be an apparent option to fill Brazil’s vacant managerial place if he turns into out there on the finish of the European season, Brazilian FA (CBF) president Ednaldo Rodrigues has advised Reuters.

Rodrigues acknowledged that the 63-year-old Italian was his important goal and everybody’s favorite to be accountable for Brazil whose final coach Tite left the job after they have been knocked out of the 2022 World Cup by Croatia within the quarter-finals.

“Ancelotti is unanimously revered amongst gamers. Not solely Ronaldo Nazario or Vinicius Jr however all people who have performed for him,” Rodrigues advised Reuters in an unique interview.

“I actually admire him for his honesty in the way in which he works and the way fixed his work is. He wants no introductions. He’s actually a prime coach who he has a number of achievements and we hope he can have much more.”

Ancelotti was one of many important matters of dialog this week within the Brazil dressing room forward of Saturday’s pleasant in opposition to Morocco with a number of gamers like Vinicius Jr, Ederson, Rodrygo and Casemiro talking extremely of the Italian.

However in accordance with Rodrigues, Ancelotti fever has already caught on in Brazil too.

“Ancelotti just isn’t solely the gamers’ favorite but it surely appears the followers’ too,” Rodrigues mentioned. “In all places I am going in Brazil, in each stadium, he’s the primary identify the supporters ask me about.

“They discuss him in a really affectionate means, in recognition of an exemplary work he has completed in his profession.

“Let’s place confidence in God, look ahead to the suitable time and we’ll see if we will make it occur as we search for the brand new coach of the Brazilian nationwide staff.”


Regardless of talking extremely of the Italian, Rodrigues identified that Brazil have to be cautious to respect the due course of as Ancelotti is underneath contract with Actual Madrid till 2024.

He mentioned that no formal contact or method has to date been made by the Brazilian FA with Ancelotti or some other supervisor and that they may begin to speak to the candidates in mid-April with the target of asserting their new coach by the top of Might.

Rodrigues’ concept is to have the brand new workers in place earlier than the following worldwide break in June so the supervisor can choose the squad and make his debut.

“We can be very moral in our method and respect the contracts which can be in place. We additionally drastically respect the work that’s completed by any coach and his membership to get there and make any type of method, it might be a scarcity of respect for the president of the golf equipment in query,” Rodrigues mentioned.

“Subsequently, we’ve the endurance to attend for the proper second in order that we will maintain these conversations.

“Nothing is absolutely outlined but to say the identify (of the following coach) for positive, but it surely’s inside this line, you perceive? We want a coach who has the gamers’ respect and admiration,” Rodrigues added.

Whereas Ancelotti is the goal and Manchester Metropolis’s Pep Guardiola is taken into account unattainable, different managers like AS Roma’s Jose Mourinho or Fenerbahce’s Jorge Jesus are additionally seen as doable contenders by the Brazilian FA.

Amongst doable Brazilian candidates, Fluminense’s Fernando Diniz is among the favourites contained in the CBF.

(Reporting by Fernando Kallas; Modifying by Ken Ferris)