Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, will assume the position of Brazil national team coach for the 2024 Copa America, according to a source at the Brazilian Football Federation that spoke to AFP on Tuesday.
Earlier, the federal disclosed that Fluminense’s Fernando Diniz would handle the team temporarily.
Ancelotti has just one season left on his contract with Real and will takeover as Brazil’s coach for before the Copa America which till take place in the United States from June 2024.
Ancelotti, a one-time coach of AC Milan and Chelsea will become the first foreign coach of the Brazil national team in close to sixty years.
The last non-Brazilian to coach Brazil was Filp Nunez of Argentina who coached for a singe game in 1965.
Ancelotti has won the Champions League twice with AC Milan and Real Madrid among many other silverwares.
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Brazil were led to the 2022 FIFA Word Cup by Tite but he resigned after their elimination at the quarter-final stage by Croatia.
Since then, Ramon Menezes has been in charge of the team on a caretaker basis.
The CBF had earlier issued a statement saying that Diniz would be in charge of the team for the coming year.
“Fernando Diniz will lead the Brazilian team for a year, and I’m sure he will do it with great competence, as always during his professional career,” said CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues in a video statement.
“It is a dream, an honor, and a huge pride to serve the national team,” Diniz said.
The 49-year-old will be in charge of the six South American qualifying games for the 2026 World Cup that will be played this year, including the clashes with Argentina and Uruguay. Brazil will commence their qualifying campaign at home against Bolivia and then away against Peru in September.
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