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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti open to accepting Brazil job in 2023 – report

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In a big update, journalist Bruno Andrade on UOL Esporte is reporting that Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has been approached over the vacant managerial position with the Brazilian national team.

Following the Selecao’s FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-final exit this past week, Tite decided to step down from the managerial role, leaving a vacancy.

Reports insisted that Pep Guardiola had been approached by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) but the Catalan tactician has only recently renewed with Manchester City and a switch is seen as next to impossible.

Now, though, it is being reported that Real Madrid boss Ancelotti is being viewed as a candidate to replace Tite as the manager of the Brazilian national team.

The report suggests that Ancelotti’s name has been discussed since October and preliminary talks were also held with the Italian tactician to gauge his interest in the post.

And the response from the 63-year-old was reportedly a positive one, with the report claiming that Ancelotti informed that he would be open to the job but insisted that he would only consider it after seeing out the remainder of the 2022/23 season with Real Madrid.

Ancelotti’s contract with Los Blancos runs until the summer of 2024. So in case Brazil do wish to appoint him as their manager and the Italian agrees to take over, the CBF will need to negotiate with Real Madrid over his release.

The 63-year-old is one of the most successful managers in the game of football. Having returned to Real Madrid for his second stint last year, Ancelotti led them to the La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League.

It will certainly be intriguing to see whether Ancelotti does end up becoming the manager of the Brazilian national team once the season is out of the way.

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Real Madrid face Premier League, Saudi Arabia competition for free transfer target

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Real Madrid are set to welcome two new stars this summer, Kylian Mbappe and Endrick, but the Merengues are keen on further bolstering their squad.

Owing to the embarrassment of riches Real Madrid possess in midfield, replacing Toni Kroos with a new signing in midfield is not seen as an immediate priority.

Nonetheless, interesting opportunities will invariably be evaluated closely and it appears the name of Adrien Rabiot has entered the club’s crosshairs.

Real Madrid not the only ones interested

But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Real Madrid face stiff competition from Premier League clubs and Saudi Arabian teams in their pursuit of midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

The French midfielder is set to become a free agent if he chooses not to renew his contract with Juventus, a decision that seems increasingly likely.

Rabiot set to become a free agent this summer. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Known for his technical prowess and versatility, Rabiot excels at playing multiple roles in midfield and notably thriving as a goal threat with late runs inside the opposition box that tend to catch opponents off guard.

While Real Madrid have no shortage of quality in midfield, Dani Ceballos’ exit could pave the way for the 29-year-old to secure a signing for Los Blancos.

However, Real Madrid would have to outmanoeuvre both the financial prowess of Saudi Arabian teams and the competitive allure of Premier League clubs to secure Rabiot’s signature.

On top of that, Juventus are also not giving up on their efforts to try and renew the contract of the French international.

In any case, Rabiot is unlikely to be a priority target for the club but they will be sure to keep a close eye on how his situation develops.

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