Brazil are on the lookout for a new head coach following their disappointing World Cup campaign and may now have found Tite’s successor.
Roma head coach Jose Mourinho is set to take over as the next boss of Brazil, according to former Selecao international Carlos Alberto.
Brazil are looking for a new head coach after Tite stepped down as planned following Brazil’s disappointing World Cup quarter-final defeat to Croatia last month.
Mourinho is one of a number of names reportedly in the squad, while the 59-year-old has also been touted as a possible target for Portugal following the departure of Fernando Santos, although Roberto Martinez appears to be the frontrunner for the role.
Carlos Alberto, who won the Champions League under Mourinho at Porto, says he has been offered the chance to work alongside the Portuguese as part of Brazil’s coaching staff.
“I wanted to drop a bomb here, but I can’t,” he told the Mundo GV podcast. “Maybe [Mourinho] is the coach of the Brazilian team. I’m speaking firsthand. It’s information.
“It doesn’t matter where the information comes from, I’m giving it to you… because he even invited me [to be his number two].”
Mourinho guided Roma to their inaugural Europa Conference League title last season – the Italian side’s first European trophy in more than 60 years.
It was Mourinho’s fifth continental triumph, with the former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Manchester United and Tottenham boss winning the UEFA Cup/Europa League and the Champions League twice.
Roma are sixth in Serie A after winning just one of their five matches either side of the World Cup break. On Sunday, however, they defended themselves and drew 2-2 with Milan at the San Siro.
Roma director Tiago Pinto insisted last week that he expected Mourinho – under contract until the end of next season – to stay at the Stadio Olimpico.
“When you get a coach like Mourinho, you have to be used to rumours,” Pinto told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“It was the first time in 18 months that a club or federation was interested in him. We had no distractions in the Algarve training camp, we were just focused on the job.
“I’m Portuguese and every time we change a coach, Mourinho is mentioned, but we count on him for the future.”