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Brazil FA confident in Ancelotti becoming national team manager

Brazil Football Association President, Ednaldo Rodrigues, is ‘optimistic’ that Carlo Ancelotti will become the country’s national team head coach.

The managerial position has been vacant since Tite departed after Brazil’s quarter-final loss at the hands of Croatia during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. 

Since then, Ramon Menezes has been acting on interim capacity and took charge of the team for the first time during their 2-1 friendly loss by Morocco in March. 

According to reports, the candidate at the top of Brazil’s list is Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti. 

The 63-year-old Italian has already been offered the position with a contract on the table, but Ancelotti will have to make a decision by May 25, several weeks before the end of the domestic season.

Ancelotti’s contract at Real Madrid will end in the 2023/24 season and had previously said he intends to honour his contract until it expires. 

With the semi-final dates set for May 9 and 17, Ancelotti would still have time to accept Brazil’s offer before their May 25 deadline if Real were knocked out of the Champions League.

But if Madrid conquers Pep Guardiola’s Man City and makes it to the final which will be played on June 10, which means Brazil will either appoint some else or still look for a way to lure the Italian tactician.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare