Carlo Ancelotti will be an automatic choice for the national coach position if he is available: Brazil FA president

Brazil goalkeeper Ederson also discussed the potential appointment of Carlo Ancelotti.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is an automatic choice for the Brazil coach position, the country’s Football Association president Ednaldo Rodrigues told Reuters in an exclusive interview.

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Ednaldo Rodrigues said, “Ancelotti is highly respected among players. Not only Ronaldo Nazario or Vinicius Jr but all those that have played for him. I admire him for his honesty in working and how diligent his work is. He needs no introduction. He is a top coach who has achieved a lot, and we hope he can achieve even more.”

Rodrigues acknowledged to Reuters that the 63-year-old Italian was his primary target and everyone’s favourite to lead Brazil. Brazil’s last coach Tite left the job after being knocked out of the 2022 World Cup by Croatia in the quarter-finals.

“Ancelotti is not only the players’ favourite but also the fans’,” Rodrigues said. “Everywhere I go in Brazil, he is the first name supporters ask me about in every stadium. Their affection for him stems from his exemplary work throughout his career. Let’s have faith in God, wait for the appropriate time, and see if we can make it happen as we look for the new Brazilian national team coach.”

Brazil goalkeeper Ederson also discussed the potential appointment and publicly said Ancelotti coming to Brazil would be exemplary.

Ancelotti was one of the main topics of conversation this week in the Brazil dressing room ahead of Saturday’s friendly against Morocco. This was due to several players like Vinicius Jr, Ederson, Rodrygo and Casemiro speaking highly of the Italian.