Carlo Ancelotti is widely considered to be one of the favourites to become Brazil’s next head coach. The managerial position is currently being overseen by Ramon Menezes, but he is seen as an interim option by the CBF.
Tite was dismissed from his position as the manager of the national team after exiting the World Cup at the quarter final stages against Croatia. Brazil have not announced a replacement for him yet, and are taking their time before making a decision.
Carlo Ancelotti now being demanded by the Brazilian public
“Let’s have faith in God, let’s wait for the right moment and see if we can make it happen while we look for the new coach of the Brazilian national team,” CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues told Reuters in an exclusive interview.
“Ancelotti is unanimously respected among the players. Not just Ronaldo Nazario or Vinicius Jr, but everyone who has played for him. I really admire him for his honesty in the way he works and how consistent his work is.
“He needs no introduction. He really is a top coach who has several achievements and hopefully he can have even more.”
Carlo Ancelotti is but only one of the options being considered right now, but he is focused on Real Madrid. Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Roma’s Jose Mourinho, Fenerbahce’s Jorge Jesus and Fluminense’s Fernando Diniz are among the other names on the list.
The plan right now is to appoint a permanent head coach by the beginning of May at latest. Contacts with potential candidates will begin in mid-April and the new set-up should be in place before the next break, in June.