Carlo Ancelotti is set to take charge of Brazil next summer, according to Brazilian Football Confederation president Ednaldo Rodrigues.
Brazil are confident of landing the signature of the veteran Italian coach and he is likely to be in place for the Copa America in June 2024.
The Brazilian Football Confederation president Ednaldo Rodrigues confirmed that Fernando Diniz will manage the Selecao until then, whilst he also manages Fluminense .
Ednaldo Rodrigues stated that: “He will come and make the transition in Brazil for Carlo Ancelotti.”
“His game plan is almost similar to that of the coach that will take over at Copa America, Ancelotti.”
“We don’t call him an interim coach of the national team.”
The five-time World Cup Champions have been without a permanent manager since their last World Cup in Qatar following Tite’s resignation.
The-then coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi commonly known as Tite resigned following their quarter-final defeat by Croatia.
Brazil national team has been managed by under-20s coach Ramon Menezes since then, and he took charge of their recent friendly fixtures.
Recall we reported that Carlo Ancelotti rebuffed speculation that he was going to leave Real Madrid last season, but seems he will join them soon.
Ancelotti will become the first foreign manager to coach Brazil since 1965, should he join them following his contract expiration next summer.
However, there have been no official statement yet from Ancelotti or Real Madrid that he will leave the Los Blancos next year.
Carlo Ancelotti, 64, returned to Real Madrid for his second spell in 2021 after departing Premier League side Everton.
In his second spell, Ancelotti has won the Champions League, La Liga, a Copa del Rey and the Club World Cup among a string of successes since his return.
Champions League final against Liverpool in 2022 was the Italian’s forth title win as a head coach and also second with Real Madrid.
He had previously won the Champions League on two occasions with Serie A giants AC Milan.
Carlo Ancelotti Cavaliere OMRI, Ufficiale OSI is an Italian football manager and former player who currently serves as the manager of Real Madrid.
The former Chelsea, Everton, AC Milan manager was born on 10th June, 1959.
Don Carlo as he is fondly called, is regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time.
Ancelotti is the most decorated manager in UEFA Champions League history, having won the trophy a record four times as coach (twice with AC Milan and twice with Real Madrid).
Don Carlo is also the first and only one to have coached different teams in five Champions League finals.
He is also the first and only manager to have won league titles in all of Europe’s top five leagues.
Carlo Ancelotti has demonstrated an outstanding capacity for adaptation wherever he has gone.
He primarily utilized a 4-3-3 at PSG, a 4-2-3-1 that evolved into a 4-4-2 at Real, and a 4-4-2 with a diamond midfield while at Milan.
Then, at Napoli, Ancelotti reorganized a talented squad that had previously played in a fluid, possession-based 4-3-3 under Maurizio Sarri into an offensive 4-4-2. At Everton, he subsequently employed a similar system, from which a back three was developed.
Since his return to Real, Ancelotti has favored an in-possession 4-3-3 in an effort to maximize the dribbling skills of the wide forwards.