In a move that has sent shockwaves through the football world, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti, the current Real Madrid manager, will take the reins of the Brazil men’s national team once his contract with the Spanish club expires on July 1, 2024.
This announcement, although exciting, is shrouded in a cloud of uncertainty due to FIFA regulations that prevent Ancelotti from officially signing until the final six months of his current contract.
A Long Chase Finally Ends
The CBF has been in pursuit of Ancelotti since the departure of Tite, the former manager, following Brazil’s exit from the 2022 World Cup.
Despite Ancelotti’s repeated denials of joining the Brazil national team, the CBF’s persistence appears to have paid off. However, the Italian manager’s commitment remains verbal until January 1, 2024, when he can officially sign the deal.
What’s Next for the Seleção?
With Ancelotti’s arrival still a year away, the Brazil team must focus on their upcoming international friendly against Senegal on June 20. The match will serve as a litmus test for the team’s performance in the absence of a permanent manager.
Real Madrid’s Search for a Successor Begins
Meanwhile, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez faces the daunting task of finding a worthy successor to Ancelotti. A five-man shortlist has reportedly been drawn up, featuring names like Raul Gonzalez, Xabi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann, Jose Mourinho, and Antonio Conte. Each candidate brings a unique set of skills and experiences, making the decision all the more challenging.
Source: Mundo Deportivo
The Legacy of Ancelotti at Real Madrid
Ancelotti’s departure will leave a significant void at Real Madrid. His tenure has been marked by success, with six trophies won over the last two seasons. Replacing such a figure will be no small feat, and the transition will undoubtedly be closely watched by fans and critics alike.
As the football world eagerly awaits Ancelotti’s move to Brazil, the next year promises to be a rollercoaster of anticipation, speculation, and preparation. The Italian manager’s journey from the Bernabéu to the Samba beat is a narrative that will continue to captivate football enthusiasts worldwide.