The CBF reiterates that it will not choose Tite’s replacement until the beginning of 2023


The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) reiterated this Monday that it does not plan to choose the new men’s coach until the beginning of next year after a day where the country reported the alleged interest in the Italian Carlo Ancelotti, current coach of Real Madrid.

“The CBF reiterates that the president of the entity, Ednaldo Rodrigues, did not designate or authorize anyone from the confederation or from outside to seek, on behalf of the Presidency, any coach or soccer professional to compose the team that will work with the national team. Brazilian with the focus on qualifying for the 2026 World Cup,” the agency said in a statement.

He recalled that on November 17, before the start of the tournament in Qatar, he had already reported that his “official position” was that “the announcement of the new coach will be made in January 2023.” “The CBF also emphasizes that Ednaldo Rodrigues will handle the entire selection process seriously, impartially and calmly, that is, without considering pressure. Everything will be carried out responsibly and clearly, following the guidelines of his management, with the ultimate goal of do the best for Brazilian football in the coming years,” he said.

Early this Monday, the ‘UOL’ internet portal reported that Carlo Ancelotti was the main candidate to fill the position left by Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, ‘Tite’, who confirmed his departure after the elimination of Brazil in the quarterfinals Qatar World Cup final.

The newspaper quoted CBF sources to point out that the Italian, who has a contract with the 14-time European champion until June 30, 2024, would have been contacted for the first time last October and that he could take charge of the five-time world champion from the summer of 2023.