‘We are waiting for you there!’ – Rodrygo would welcome Carlo Ancelotti appointment as Brazil boss


Carlo Ancelotti continues to be linked with the Brazil job following the departure of Tite after December’s World Cup exit.

Rodrygo joked Brazil’s Real Madrid contingent are all eagerly awaiting Carlo Ancelotti to take over as the Selecao’s new head coach.

Madrid coach Ancelotti has been heavily linked with the job despite still having a year left on his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Rodrygo is one of three Madrid players in the Brazil squad, along with Eder Militao and Vinicius Junior, and would welcome Ancelotti’s appointment as Tite’s successor.

“We joke with him: ‘Wow, coach, we’re waiting for you there,'” Rodrygo Globo said. “He jokes that we’ll do the line-up together, the four of us in the same room.

“We speak in a joking tone, but every joke has a bit of truth. The situation is difficult because it means he would have to leave Madrid.”

“I can’t say anything in advance like this, but of course it would be an honor to have him here.

The Brazilian Football Confederation last month denied an agreement had been reached with Ancelotti to replace Tite, who left after Brazil’s World Cup quarter-final exit to Croatia.

Ancelotti won 25 trophies during his 28-year managerial career, including four Champions League titles – two with Milan and two in separate spells with Madrid.

Goalkeeper Ederson suggested earlier this week that “there is a big possibility” of Ancelotti taking charge of the five-time world champions.

“Just look at his CV. We’ll know soon if he’ll be here or not,” Ederson said. “I hope we will have a new coach soon.

“I feel the anticipation as well because there is too much speculation. Is he a Brazilian or a foreign coach? We are also going through that anxiety phase.

Under-20 coach Ramon Menezes will oversee Brazil’s friendly against Morocco in Tangier on Saturday.