– Brazil have dismissed as “unfounded” reports that Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to become their next manager.
– Ancelotti, 63, is currently with the 14-time European champions in Morocco at the Club World Cup.
– The Brazilian Football Confederation said: “The coach chosen will be announced at the right time.”
A Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) informa que não procede a notícia divulgada nesta sexta-feira (10/02) de que o técnico do Real Madrid, o italiano Carlo Ancelotti, é o novo treinador da Seleção Brasileira.https://t.co/aSvKot3X63 pic.twitter.com/PZhxPJ0tF6
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) February 10, 2023
– Brazil have been without a boss since Tite departed after December’s World Cup quarter-final defeat by Croatia.
– Ancelotti, whose only previous experience of international management came as an assistant with Italy in the 1990s, said on Friday that it was his intention to see out his present deal with the Spanish giants.
– “My situation is pretty clear. I have a contract until 2024,” said Ancelotti, whose side face Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in Saturday’s final.
Carlo Ancelotti on deal agreed to become new Brazil national team coach: "Brazil national team? I don't know anything about this, I don’t even know what they reported in Brazil". 🚨⚪️🇧🇷 #RealMadrid
“I'm Real Madrid coach, my contract is until June 2024”, Ancelotti says. pic.twitter.com/oGB3EMUNNF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 10, 2023
– Media in Brazil have also linked Luis Enrique, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and Roma manager Jose Mourinho to the Selecao job.