Brazilian Confederation president Ednaldo Rodrigues has reaffirmed hopes of hiring Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti for the Selecao.
Rodrigues has made it no secret Ancelotti is their choice to take charge of the Brazilian national team.
He declared: “He doesn’t have any kind of proposal, but we followed him up and also checked if he had any kind of desire. I have him as a plan A. I’m talking for the first time in a very open way and it doesn’t make sense to hide my preference”, pointed out Rodrigues, who clarified that there is no firm proposal that has been made to the Italian. The contact between the people of Carletto, Florentino Pérez and the CBF are taking place very slowly.
“I try to be very ethical. I cannot approach any coach who has a contract with a club. We have tried to be patient and wait for the right moment to have a conversation, a meeting. And this also involves those who preside over the club and have a direct contract. From the moment we receive the signal that it is also his will, we will begin to speak, prepared for what can be a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. From there we will have a plan B”, he stressed. The formal negotiations will begin, as long as Carlo gives the ‘OK’, when Madrid finish in the competitions they are currently playing in.
“We are not discrediting any coach from our country. On the contrary, we have coaches from Brazilian competitions”, he stressed when asked about the controversy and debate that has arisen in the country regarding the arrival of a foreign coach. The Italian, Rodrigues explained, is liked for more than his sports resume.
“We have arrived at Ancelotti’s name because of his achievements, for being a dignified person. We have looked to see that he is a good person. We have followed his work not only as a coach, but also as an athlete for the Italian national team. For everything that the athletes who work or worked with him say about him, about being a totally open, cultured person, who values and loves Brazilian athletes, Brazilian football. He is a coach who is totally in tune with our athletes.”