Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti is set to become the first foreigner in almost 60 years to coach Brazil's national team the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Tuesday.
Ancelotti has been on the top of Brazil’s wishlist to succeed Tite, who left the managerial post after the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Since then, the Selecao have been operating with Ramon Menezes as the interim boss while pursuing the appointment of the Real Madrid boss.
More than two decades since their last World Cup triumph and without a local consensus pick, Brazil are considering breaking an unwritten taboo: hiring a foreign coach.
Former Brazil boss Tite has been allegedly robbed in a street in Rio and then the thief blasted him over the country’s World Cup exit, Brazilian paper O Globo has reported.
Tite confirmed that it was the "end of a cycle" for him as coach of Brazil after the favourites were dumped out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals on penalties by Croatia on Friday.
Brazil coach Tite said his dance celebration during his side's emphatic 4-1 World Cup win over South Korea on Monday was an expression of pure joy at his side's bold attacking performance, and would help him bond with his young team.
Neymar will play for Brazil in their World Cup last-16 match against South Korea, coach Tite said on Sunday.
Neymar has lauded Casemiro as "the best midfielder in the world" after the latter fired Brazil into the knockout rounds of the World Cup against Switzerland.
Brazil manager Tite is excited by the rise of the young players who surged to stardom in European soccer last season and will be available for the national team in November when his side bid to win a record-extending sixth World Cup at the finals in Qatar.