Brazil reportedly close to naming Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager

Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid manager (IMAGO)

Brazil reportedly close to naming Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager

Stephen Oladehinde 17:46 - 18.06.2023

According to reports, the Brazilian Football Association is convinced Carlo Ancelotti will become their next permanent manager.

In the past couple of months, Ancelotti was frequently linked as a candidate for the position of Brazil's national team coach.

In April, the 64-year-old Italian acknowledged that the prospect had him fired up and said he would 'love to meet' the head of the Brazilian FA.

Ancelotti declared earlier this month that he will be staying at Real Madrid for the upcoming season.

However, the Brazilian FA are confident of getting the Madrid manager and are willing to wait till next year for the Italian to leave Real Madrid.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti

Brazilian FA’s agreement with Ancelotti 

According to the Brazilian publication Globo, the Brazilian FA believes they have a deal with Ancelotti that would see him take over the next year.

The four-time Champions League winner could take over as manager of Brazil either in January or at the conclusion of his term in July.

According to journalist Luis Roberto of Globo as reported by Daily Mail, Ednaldo Rodrigues, the head of the Brazilian FA, could announce a deal with Ancelotti later this month.

If Ancelotti were to take over in July of next year, Brazil would begin their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign without a permanent manager because a mid-season move from Real Madrid seems unlikely.

Brazil will begin preparation for the Copa America, which will be held in the United States next summer.

Ancelotti, Brazil FA main priority 

Brazil have always picked Carlo Ancelotti as their number one target to be the manager of the Brazilian team.

According to a report by Daily Mail, Rodrigues acknowledged that Ancelotti was the choice of the team's players and supporters, and he expressed his own appreciation for the Italian.

At the Santiago Bernabeu, Ancelotti has worked closely with Brazilian players Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr.

Since the departure of Tite following the World Cup in Qatar last year, Brazil has been looking for a new head coach.

The FA has gone on to appoint an interim coach, Ramon Menezes, who has been in charge of the team.