Brazilian Football Federation president Ednaldo Rodrigues has confirmed interest in Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Given his excellent work with Real Madrid, and how he has gotten the best out of Vinicius Jr, the Italian coach has surged up the CBF's shortlist of coaches to lead the Selecao into the 2026 World Cup.
"Let's have faith in God, let's wait for the right moment and see if we can make it happen while we look for the new coach of the Brazilian national team," Rodrigues told Reuters.
"Ancelotti is unanimously respected among the players. Not just Ronaldo Nazario or Vinicius Jr, but everyone who has played for him. I really admire him for his honesty in the way he works and how consistent his work is.
"He needs no introduction. He really is a top coach who has several achievements and hopefully he can have even more."
Brazil's national team has endured a World Cup drought since 2002, and with the game changing in a way which benefits the approach of European teams, there is a clamor for better tactical organization in a coach. As such, Brazilian fans are even asking the CBF president to hire Ancelotti when they see him on the street.
"Ancelotti is not only the players' favorite, but also seems to be the fans' favorite. Everywhere I go in Brazil, in every stadium, he is the first name the fans ask me about," Rodrigues confirmed.
"They speak of him in a very affectionate way, in recognition of the exemplary job he has done in his career."