Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has revealed that he is confident about Carlo Ancelotti becoming the new head coach of the Brazilian national team.
The managerial position has been vacant since Tite stepped down following La Selecao’s elimination in the 2022 World Cup round of 16 against Croatia. Ramon Menezes has been acting as the interim manager.
Several high-profile managers have been linked with the job. Jose Mourinho and Luis Enrique were under consideration, but have declined the opportunity.
Brazil have narrowed down their search to Ancelotti, who remains the top target for the head coach role.
Ederson said (h/t Marca): “Ancelotti? I discussed it with Casemiro, Vini and Militao. They told me that he is exceptional, everyone likes him and he is very successful.
“We will see in the near future if he is here or not. There is a great possibility that he will come, Of course, so we are going to look for that result so that it comes as soon as possible.
Ancelotti’s future at Real Madrid has been subject to speculation, having come under scrutiny for the team’s form in La Liga.
Despite making progress in the Champions League, Los Merengues have struggled to be consistent in the Spanish top flight.
The poor results in the El Clasicos – three consecutive defeats this year – have left the Madrid hierarchy unhappy and increased the pressure on Ancelotti.
Barcelona have taken an unassailable 12-point lead at the top of the table, and are racing towards their first league title in three years.
Ancelotti’s future hinges on Madrid retaining the Champions League. The club have lined up Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino and Raul as the replacements for the Italian boss.
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