The Real Madrid coach has emerged among Brazil’s main targets to replace Tite.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed reports claiming he has already reached an agreement to become Brazil’s new manager.
On Friday, ESPN Brazil reported that Ancelotti has agreed to start his job as Brazil’s new head coach in July 2023.
The outlet claimed the Selecao have Ancelotti’s full verbal agreement, adding that Real Madrid‘s Brazilian players are aware of the deal.
The transfer rumour has triggered a response from Ancelotti ahead of his side’s upcoming Club World Cup final against Al Hilal.
“I don’t know anything about this, I don’t even know what they reported in Brazil,” Ancelotti told reporters.
“I’m Real Madrid coach, my contract is until June 2024.”
Tite resigned from his post as Brazil’s manager when the Selecao crashed out of the World Cup quarter-finals in December.
Since then, the Selecao have monitored the situations of a number of top-level coaches. Pep Guardiola was reportedly their first transfer target. But the Spaniard went on to renew his contract at Manchester City.
Since then, Ancelotti has emerged as the number one candidate to take over the job. However, his recent remarks might indicate that Brazil need to wait at least until the summer to pursue the move.