Carlo Ancelotti Is the New Brazil Coach, Italian Sets to Leave Real Madrid and Lead the Seleçao in the 2024 Copa América

Carlo Ancelotti Is the New Brazil Coach, Italian Sets to Leave Real Madrid and Lead the Seleçao in the 2024 Copa América

After months of speculations about him becoming a national football team manager, 64-year-old Italian Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed the new Brazil coach, and his first task as the Seleçao manager will be next year’s Copa América, which is set to take place in the United States of America. In other words, the current Real Madrid manager will be leaving the 35-time Spanish La Liga champion and 14-time European Cup winner following his contract expiration after the 2023/2024 Season and become the new Brazil coach in 2024.

Ancelotti Made the New Brazil Coach in 2024

It is an open secret that the five-time FIFA World Cup champion needed a prolific head coach with huge management credentials to reclaim its past glory days at international level, and someone like Carlo Ancelotti certainly fit the criteria. Furthermore, interests between both parties had always been mutual and strong as Brazilian players in the current Real Madrid squad namely 25-year-old defender Éder Militão, 22-year-old forwards Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo have all publicly shared their opinions in convincing the renowned coach from Italy to become the new Brazil coach, especially after the Seleçao disappointingly bowed out from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The current world no. 3 in men’s international football has been without a permanent manager following the departure of Tite at the end of 2022, and has since then appointed 51-year-old Ramon Menezes as the interim head coach. Since Carlo Ancelotti has the desire to honour his current Real Madrid contract that will be expiring after next season, 69-year-old Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) president Ednaldo Rodrigues had also announced that current Fluminense manager Fernando Diniz will be temporarily taking charge of things for the Brazil national team before the Italian assumes his new Brazil coach role next year.

When asked about this unusual arrangement in football terms, Rodrigues spoke about the similarity in terms of coaching philosophy between the two managers, and trusted that the transition will be smooth for everyone in the management and squad when the time comes. “Philosophy, not constantly changing it. He [Diniz] always had the same method. It’s a coach whose ideas are similar to the coach who’ll take charge in the Copa América, Ancelotti. I think they have almost the same tactics and philosophy” was the 69-year-old president’s statement.

Diniz Made the New Interim Brazil Coach

The present head coach of Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, who is better known as the “Brazilian Guardiola”, could not hide his sentiments after being named as the new Brazil coach while Ancelotti carries out his Real Madrid coaching duties until next year. In an interview, the 49-year-old said: “It’s a dream for anyone, an honour and an enormous pride to be able to serve the national team. In fact it is a call-up, a joint work of the CBF with Fluminense. I am very convinced that we can take this forward and make it work.”

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Can the New Brazil Coach Ancelotti Bring Out the Best of His Players?

It is without a doubt that the former Juventus, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Napoli and Everton head coach is famous for his management plans and game tactics especially when it matters the most, and honours such as the only manager to win four European Cups and all five major league titles in Europe (English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga 1, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1) only went on to justify these claims.

Apart from these many accolades as a club manager, Ancelotti was an important figure for the Italy national team during the period from 1992 to 1995, as he led the side to a second-placed finish in the 1994 FIFA World Cup in USA as an assistant coach. Therefore, all eyes will be on the 64-year-old Italian when he takes over the new Brazil coach role in 2024, and questions about whether can he propel the Brazil national team back to the peak of international football have already been raised.

Who Will Be the Next Real Madrid Manager?

As Ancelotti is set to leave Los Blancos after next season and become the new Brazil coach, the million-dollar question now would be “Who is his successor at the Santiago Bernabéu?”. In relation to this matter, former Real Madrid player and manager Zinedine Zidane is a likely figure to replace the 64-year-old Italian starting from the 2024/2025 Season onwards. The former French attacking midfielder, who is currently without a managerial post, spent the last chapter of his playing career as well as his entire managerial profile at the 35-time Spanish La Liga winner and had famously led the team to three consecutive UEFA Champions League titles from 2015/2016 to 2017/2018 as the head coach.

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