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Brazilian FA president dreams of recruiting Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti as manager

Brazilian FA president Ednaldo Rodrigues has revealed he would love to appoint Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti as the country’s next manager.

The South Americans are without a permanent boss after Tite left following their disappointing World Cup in Qatar.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) put under-20 head coach Ramon Menezes in charge for this month’s international break.

Rodrigues dreams of having Ancelotti in charge and is hoping the Italian will be available in the summer.

“Ancelotti is unanimously respected among players,” the Brazilian FA chief told Reuters.

“Not only Ronaldo Nazario or Vinicius Jr but all those that have played for him.

“I really admire him for his honesty in the way he works and how constant his work is. He needs no introductions. He is really a top coach who has several achievements and we hope he can have even more.

“Ancelotti is not only the players’ favourite but it seems the fans’ too.

“Everywhere I go in Brazil, in every stadium, he is the first name the supporters ask me about.

“They talk about him in a very affectionate way, in recognition of the exemplary work he has done in his career.

“Let’s have faith in God, wait for the appropriate time and we’ll see if we can make it happen as we look for the new coach of the Brazilian national team.”

Rodrigues also admitted Brazil are yet to contact Ancelotti due to his contract with Madrid.

The former Bayern Munich boss is not out of contract until 2024.

However, he could be fired at the end of this season.

Los Blancos have found themselves 12 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona after 26 games.

They also lost 1-0 to the Catalans in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final tie.

The Madrid board were disappointed with Ancelotti’s tactics in that game, and nothing changed when next both teams met.

While they could miss out on the domestic treble, Madrid’s Champions League defence is going well.

They ran riot in the round of 16 against Liverpool and have been drawn against Chelsea in the quarter-finals.

The Santiago Bernabeu club are one of the favourites to win the elite European competition.

However, failure to end this season without silverware could see Madrid part with Ancelotti in the summer.

Plenty of Brazil players have also publicly admitted they would love the Italian to become their next manager.

Having also managed Reggiana, Parma, Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Everton, the 63-year-old could be tempted to swap club football with national team football.

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