The Brazilian Football Confederation announced the appointment of Fernando Deniz as interim coach of the Brazilian national team, with a one-year contract only, until Carlo Ancelotti, the current coach of Real Madrid, transfers to coach the Brazilian national team in the middle of next year.
And Ednaldo Rodriguez, President of the Brazilian Football Confederation, stated, upon announcing Deniz’s appointment on Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning GMT), that Ancelotti will be the technical director of the team in the South American Nations Cup (Copa America 2024).
Deniz, 49, is temporarily leading the Brazilian national team, in addition to his work as technical director of the Brazilian team, Fluminense. Provided that his work with the Brazilian national team in the coming months will be limited to the periods of the team’s association with the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.
“We have many great coaches in Brazil,” Rodriguez said at the press conference announcing Deniz’s appointment at the CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. Denise is one of them. I realized his innovative work and philosophy with the clubs he coached. I really like his tactical tendencies and innovations, and that is why he is a coach who is similar to coach Ancelotti who takes charge in the Copa America … They have the same tendency, ”according to the Spanish newspaper “AS”.
The Brazilian national team will start its career in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, next September.
The “Master” Ancelotti will replace Tite, who was coach of the national team at the World Cup in Qatar at the end of last year, before he left after “Seleção” was eliminated in the quarter-finals by Croatia, leaving the task temporarily for Ramon Menezes.
Neither Ancelotti nor Real Madrid have yet officially commented on what the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation said.
Ancelotti is considered among the most successful coaches in the European continent, which won the title of its most important club competition, the Champions League, twice with Milan (2003 and 2007) and Real Madrid (2014 and 2022), in addition to many local titles, most notably the Italian League (2004). With Milan), the Englishman (2010 with Chelsea), the Spanish (2022 with Real), the French (2013 with Paris Saint-Germain) and the German (2017 with Bayern Munich).