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Just in: Ancelotti will become Brazil manager in 2024, announcement in January



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In a huge development, GE Globo is reporting that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will take over the reins of the Brazilian national team starting in 2024. An official announcement regarding the same will be made in January.

Ancelotti has been on the top of Brazil’s wishlist to succeed Tite, who left the managerial post after the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Since then, the Selecao have been operating with Ramon Menezes as the interim boss while pursuing the appointment of the Real Madrid boss.

However, the 64-year-old tactician made it clear that he intends to stay put at the Santiago Bernabeu until his contract expires in 2024.

Despite this, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) did not give up their pursuit of Ancelotti and were understood to be prepared to wait for the Italian until next year.

And, following meetings with CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues over the last week in Spain, Ancelotti is now understood to have agreed to become the Brazil manager starting in the summer of 2024, after his Real Madrid contract expires.

The Real Madrid boss will reportedly appoint a trusted colleague of his to work with Menezes until he takes over the reins next year.

There had been talks of Ancelotti’s son, Davide, joining the Brazil national team setup as a coach to ease the transition. However, the report states that the option has been discarded and the veteran tactician will name someone else to see things over along with Menezes.

Real Madrid are believed to be aware of all these developments and accepted Ancelotti’s desire to take over this new challenge in his career next year. However, both parties have agreed that an announcement will not be made until the early parts of 2024.

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Real Madrid retain total confidence in Carlo Ancelotti despite derby disaster – report



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Sunday night was a disappointing one for Real Madrid as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby at the Civitas Metropolitano.

The Merengues suffered their first defeat of the 2023/24 season as former striker Alvaro Morata scored a brace for the Rojiblancos while Antoine Griezmann was also on target.

Real Madrid might be feeling aggrieved by some of the calls made by the referee on the night but they were just not good enough to secure all three points at the Metropolitano.

Real Madrid retain full confidence in Ancelotti

Despite the disappointing performance and outcome, Real Madrid retain their full and total confidence in manager Carlo Ancelotti, reports Jose Felix Diaz (via RM4Arab).

There had been question marks about the team selection made by the manager for the derby against Atletico Madrid.

After all, the Italian opted to bench Joselu from the starting XI to bring in Luka Modric and shift the tactics.

Aurelien Tchouameni was also left out despite being one of the team’s strongest performers this season with Toni Kroos being preferred.

The Real Madrid hierarchy wishes for the manager to trust the next-gen midfield for the big games but Ancelotti’s selection indicated that he is still not ready to do so.

Despite there being some differences, the board retains full confidence in Ancelotti.

Ancelotti accepts blame for defeat

It was a disappointing performance from Real Madrid in their biggest test of the 2023/24 season so far and speaking after the match, manager Ancelotti accepted the blame for the outcome.

“Maybe I could have done it better. It’s pretty clear. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility. It’s my fault,” Ancelotti said.

With the game done and dusted, Real Madrid now turn their focus towards producing a strong comeback when they face Las Palmas later this week.

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