Brazil are reportedly looking to hire Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti as national team coach before his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu expires.
The legendary coach is contracted to the Spanish club till 2024, but is reportedly keen on managing the Brazil national team when the 2022-2023 season ends.
Brazil are looking for a new manager after former boss Tire quit his role following their exit from the World Cup last weekend. The South American side were one of the favourites to win the trophy in Qatar but crashed out in the quarter-final round after a penalty shootout loss to Croatia.
The Brazilian FA are now looking to replace Tite and according to a report published this Sunday by Brazilian outlet UOL Esporte via Besoccer, Ancelotti would be the main candidate to fill the vacant seat.
The same reports claim that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was Brazil’s favourite for the role. However, the Spanish coach has no interest in leaving his club, having just signed a new long-term contract.
Any attempt to land Ancelotti will mean the Italian had to be bought off his contract with Real Madrid, which runs till 2024. It will also mean that the legendary coach will go back on his earlier promise, having previously stated that Real Madrid would be his last job as a coach.