The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has denied there is an agreement with ex-Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti to succeed former head coach Tite.
The CBF have labelled links to the Real Madrid boss as unfounded.
CBF President Ednaldo Rodrigues maintains his position that the process is transparent and “that the coach chosen will be announced at the right time”.
Speculation has risen after reports in Brazil suggest the Real Madrid manager is set to leave Los Blancos at the end of the season.
ESPN Brazil reported that the former Toffees boss had agreed to start his new role in July 2023.
The four-time Champions League winner denies any knowledge of this and insists his focus is with Real Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti on deal agreed to become new Brazil national team coach: "Brazil national team? I don't know anything about this, I don’t even know what they reported in Brazil". 🚨⚪️🇧🇷 #RealMadrid
“I'm Real Madrid coach, my contract is until June 2024”, Ancelotti says. pic.twitter.com/oGB3EMUNNF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 10, 2023
Brazil have been looking for a successor to Tite who left the role after a disappointing performance in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Tite’s side were seen as one of the favourites to win the competition but were knocked out by Croatia in the quarter finals.
Since leaving Goodison Park to return to Madrid, Ancelotti has lifted the La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, Champions League and Club World Cup trophies.
Despite his success, speculation about his position is mounting and Brazil’s vacancy seems to certainly be an option for the 63-year old Italian coach.
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