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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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Real Madrid will begin renewal talks with key duo in coming weeks – report




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According to transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Xtra), Real Madrid are shifting its focus towards securing new contracts for key players Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy in the upcoming weeks.

Both Carvajal and Mendy have contracts that are set to expire in 2025. While there have been some challenges regarding Mendy’s future, Real Madrid have remained clear about their intentions for the Euro 2024 winner.

Over the past year, Carvajal has had an impressive run, adding three more trophies to his collection with Real Madrid, including the Euro 2024 championship. 

Interestingly, he is currently not overly concerned about his future. He hasn’t been thinking much about his contract extension, with the last major news about it surfacing about a month ago.

“At the moment I’m not thinking about leaving Madrid, far from it. My subjective perception is that the day I can’t contribute what I can contribute, I’ll take a step aside,” he said a few weeks back.

Ferland Mendy is closer to staying

Carlo Ancelotti wants Ferland Mendy to continue. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Mendy’s future at Real Madrid seemed uncertain due to rumours that he might be replaced by Alphonso Davies. 

However, Carlo Ancelotti has shown an unusually strong preference for retaining Mendy. The manager has made it clear that he wants Mendy to stay. 

He has praised Mendy’s skills and performances throughout the past season, making it evident that he sees Mendy as a crucial part of his strategy.

At present, there is a significant concern within the team that if an agreement is not reached by next summer, Mendy could leave the club on a free transfer. This scenario is something Real Madrid are keen to avoid.

As Real Madrid move forward with these contract negotiations, the focus remains on securing the futures of both Carvajal and Mendy, ensuring that they continue to contribute to the club’s success in the years to come.

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