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Brazil confident of appointing Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti

The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation Ednaldo Rodrigues is reportedly confident of appointing Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti. 

Brazil are looking for a new head coach to replace Tite who resigned from the position after their shock World Cup exit in the quarter-finals. 

The Selecao have been linked with several top names, including Roma’s Jose Mourinho, Fenerbahce’s Jorge Jesus and Fluminense’s Fernando Diniz. 

But Ancelotti is their number one target, even though he is under contract with Madrid until 2024. 

The Italian boss has reiterated several times that he wants to see out his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu

But Brazil are still optimistic about securing the 63-year-old’s services, as per

Rodrigues said: “The situation is advancing. We are trying to have a clearer position before May 25, the date set for the next national team call-ups.”

Ancelotti’s future in the Spanish capital will likely depend on how his team performs between now and the end of the season. 

Madrid’s 4-2 loss against Girona on Tuesday could have seen Barcelona extend their 11-point advantage at the top of the league table. 

But the Catalans also fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Rayo Vallecano, with the points difference between the two rivals remaining the same. 

However, with just seven matches remaining in the season, Los Blancos have almost no chance of winning the La Liga title. 

They will look to Europe for success this campaign, with the Spanish giants set to play Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Champions League. 

Madrid beat City at the same stage last year, but they are expected to face a tough test next month with Pep Guardiola’s side in excellent form at the moment. 

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