The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have today announced that Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti will take over as head coach of the Brazil national team ahead of the 2024 Copa América.
CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues confirmed that current Fluminense manager Fernando Diniz will be in charge of the Seleção on an interim basis until the Italian takes over ahead of the tournament in June.
Due to begin on 20 June in the United States, the 16-team Copa América will not clash with the European season, which concludes with the Champions League final on 1 June, after the final round of La Liga fixtures on 26 May.
Ancelotti is expected to step down as Real Madrid manager at the end of his current contract, which expires at the end of the season, and is believed to be Brazil’s ideal candidate to take them to the 2026 FIFA World Cup, also in the USA, as well as Mexico and Canada.
The 64-year-old has no experience of international management and, though the two jobs will not overlap, he will surely have one eye on Brazil’s progress during the upcoming campaign, which will only lead to questions over his commitment to Real Madrid, should Los Blancos not hit their anticipated heights this season.
Anthony Tomas | GSFN