The president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), ednaldo rodriguesHe said he was sure that Carlo Ancelotti He will assume the Canarinha bench in mid-2024, but he refrained from disclosing whether the parties signed a pre-contract or if he received confirmation from the Italian.
“He will be (in the middle of next year in Brazil). You can be sure,” the leader told dozens of journalists who surrounded him when he left the press conference given by coach Fernando Diniz, who has been appointed as interim coach. from Brazil.
Rodrigues also said that the Real Madrid coach “has the right not to say what he wants” when asked about the reasons why Ancelotti continues to deny that he has an agreement with the Confederation.
The leader, in the midst of the confusion that arose at the end of Diniz’s press conference and stumbling while walking, stated that the CBF has already announced the time when Ancelotti is expected in Brazil to take over as Canarinha coach.
Despite the fact that the Confederation has not formally announced the contract or the date on which the Italian would take office, Rodrigues said on Wednesday in statements to a television that Ancelotti will command Brazil during the Copa América in 2024.
Ancelotti and Diniz will overlap for a few weeks
The tournament, however, will be played between June 20 and July 14 of next year in the United States, and Ancelotti has a contract with Spanish Real Madrid until June 30. Most of the tournament also coincides with part of Diniz’s tenure as interim coach in Brazil.
“He signed a contract on July 5 that runs until July 5, 2024. He will be the one who will decide if he will remain during that part of the Copa América,” said the CBF president when questioned about a period in which he the two coaches would match.