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Brazil national team prepared to wait another year for Carlo Ancelotti – report



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The Brazilian Football Confederation’s (CBF) admiration of Carlo Ancelotti is known universally. With their repeated public advances towards the Real Madrid manager, they have made it clear that they see only the Italian as the right fit to take forward the Selecao.

The initial idea was for Ancelotti to make the move to Brazil this summer. After all, his job appeared to be on the line for a large part of the season, especially after the team’s disappointing run in La Liga.

The situation, however, is no longer the same. Ancelotti is set to guide Los Blancos into the new season after a strong finish to the last campaign, and a move to the Brazilian national team appears off the cards.

According to reports from L’Equipe, the CBF are willing to wait until 2024 to bring the Italian gaffer in. An interim manager will be appointed meanwhile.

The latest update only serves to show the desperation in the Selecao offices to bring in one of football’s greatest managers. After all, Ancelotti shares a special bond with many members of the Brazilian national team.

Earlier this month, CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues spoke about their top target’s situation with Real Madrid. He insisted that Ancelotti’s statements of intent to stay at the club were driven by contractual obligation.

We made a plan, that ‘Plan A’ is the one you know, Ancelotti, and as they say in the ‘ring’ (boxing), I haven’t thrown in the towel yet. Because of contracts, people are cautious,” he said.

Brazil have already been without a manager for over six months now. To wait another year for a permanent coach to arrive may not be the ideal road to tread, especially given that the next Copa America begins in exactly 365 days.

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French midfielder admits considering PSG move before Real Madrid called him



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Aurelien Tchouameni has had an exciting start to his career at Real Madrid. Since joining the club for almost €80 million last summer, the young Frenchman has now become a pivotal figure in Real Madrid’s midfield unit.

However, prior to his move to Santiago Bernabeu, the midfielder was closely linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

In a recent interview, Tchouameni opened up on his links to PSG but revealed his decision to join Real Madrid.

Aurelien Tchouameni on PSG links

Talking about speculations linking him to PSG, Tchouameni said (h/t Madrid Zone), “PSG? Frankly, I thought about it. It’s a very big European club, we want the French clubs to succeed.”

“But honestly, when Real Madrid calls you, it’s very complicated to say no,” Tchouameni added.

Tchouameni preferred Real Madrid over PSG (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The midfielder was linked with a move to PSG during his time at AS Monaco. Les Parisiens wanted to sign the youngster as part of their plans to reinforce the midfield unit.

Tchouameni, though, ended up opting for a move to Real Madrid, which turned out to be a prudent decision from the midfielder’s end.

Tchouameni’s career at Real Madrid

Aurelien Tchouameni made a total of 50 competitive appearances during his maiden season at Real Madrid.

Although the Frenchman was not entirely a first-team regular in Carlo Ancelotti’s setup, his stature in the team is expected to grow in the coming years.

Especially as Toni Kroos and Luka Modric move on at the end of the season, there is scope for Tchouameni to become a first-team regular in the Real Madrid midfield in the years to come.

The former AS Monaco starlet has already played a crucial role in the starting eleven so far this season and it is only going to continue as the season progresses.

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