Brazil confirm Ancelotti to takeover for the 2024 Copa America despite being contracted with Real Madrid with Fluminese head coach set to takeover on an interim basis
Carlo Ancelotti will take over as the head coach of the Brazilian national team for the Copa América 2024, according to Ednaldo Rodrigues, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). The coveted competition is scheduled to begin on June 20, 2024.
The confirmation of Ancelotti’s arrival came during the presentation of Fernando Diniz as the interim coach until the Italian maestro assumes his role. At the CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Rodrigues spoke about how much he admired Diniz’s creative coaching style.
Rodrigues saw the parallels between Diniz’s style of play and Ancelotti’s after observing Diniz’s constant philosophy and tactical applications throughout his coaching career. This made Diniz an excellent choice to smooth the transition before the start of the Copa América.
In September, the Brazilian national team will begin its World Cup 2026 qualifying campaign, and Fernando Diniz has been with leading the team through the matches. This Wednesday, he will be formally introduced as the temporary coach. Diniz, who will remain in his position as Fluminense’s head coach, will have total authority in making decisions for the national team, Rodrigues highlighted.
As the interim coach, Fernando Diniz stated his joy and sense of pride at leading the Brazilian national team. Diniz described it as a dream come true and thanked the CBF and Fluminense for working together to place him in this demanding position. He expressed his faith in the group’s capacity to prevail and make sure the squad gives its best effort at this crucial time.
Although neither Carlo Ancelotti nor Real Madrid have addressed the situation yet, it is commonly believed that Ancelotti will fulfill his obligations to the club through the conclusion of the upcoming season before truly accepting his position as Brazil’s head coach.