Ederson reveals ‘great possibility’ that Carlo Ancelotti will be next Brazil boss after speaking to team-mates Casemiro, Vinicius Jr and Eder Militao… with Man City keeper hailing ‘exceptional’ manager
- Carlo Ancelotti is expected to leave Real Madrid at the end of this season
- Italian could take the reins with Brazil and Ederson is convinced that he will
- Man City goalkeeper said Casemiro, Vinicius and Eder Militao suggest he will
Carlo Ancelotti is likely to take over as the next Brazil manager, according to Manchester City goalkeeper, Ederson.
The Real Madrid manager is widely expected to leave the Spanish side at the conclusion of this campaign.
‘I spoke to Casemiro, Vinicius and Militão,’ Ederson explained.
‘It’s a great possibility that Ancelotti arrives, so we’ll try to make it happen as soon as possible. I’ve been told that he’s exceptional, everyone likes him, he’s a winner.
‘We’ll see in the near future if that’s the case.’
Carlo Ancelotti is highly likely to be the next manager of Brazil, according to Ederson
Ederson said he spoke to Brazil team-mates – including Casemiro (left) and they have a good idea about Ancelotti’s future
Ancelotti is one of the most respected managers in football but has never taken a job at international level.
Reports in February suggested Ancelotti had already verbally agreed the role, but the CBF then moved to deny it.
A statement read: ‘The Brazilian Football Confederation informs that the news released on Friday that the coach of Real Madrid, Italian Carlo Ancelotti, is the new coach of the Brazilian national team is unfounded.
‘President Ednaldo Rodrigues maintains the statements given on Wednesday, after the drawing of the matches for the Copa do Brasil.
‘At the time, the official ruled out speculation, saying that the matter is dealt with transparently and that the coach chosen will be announced at the right time.’
Brazil were knocked out of the World Cup in Qatar at the quarter-final stage, suffering the heartache of a shootout defeat by Croatia.
Manager Tite then confirmed he would leave, and Brazil are still officially without a permanent boss.
Ancelotti himself has remained tight-lipped on the subject.
Brazil looked strong at the World Cup until they crossed paths with Croatia at the quarter-finals
Asked about potentially taking over Brazil last month, he said: ‘My situation is very clear. I have a contract with Real Madrid until 2024.’
Ederson will hope that a change of boss brings a change of fortunes for himself, with Liverpool’s Alisson the preferred option in goal for previous manager Tite.
The Man City keeper is still fighting on three fronts for trophies this season, with Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League title race, FA Cup and Champions League quarter finals.