Brazil ready to open preliminary talks with Roma boss Mourinho after Ancelotti’s snub

La Repubblica newspaper reports Brazil are also considering Roma boss José Mourinho and tasked an intermediary with opening talks with Jorge Mendes.

The Special One’s future at the Stadio Olimpico has been a matter of debate given Portugal’s interest in hiring him to replace Fernando Santos.

According to La Repubblica, Brazil are also considering the Portuguese tactician after Tite’s resignation. Ednaldo Rodrigues, President of the Brazilian FA, has reportedly sent an intermediary to Europe, tasking him with sounding out availability from the best ‘foreign’ coaches. Among them is Mourinho.

The latest reports in Italy suggest Roma don’t want to part ways with their coach, nor are they are open to letting him take on a dual role for club and country.

Mourinho’s contract expires in June 2024, but although he doesn’t seem interested in leaving in the middle of the campaign, the Portuguese boss reportedly wants guarantees in terms of investment and ambition from the club and is expected to discuss his future at the end of the season.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was also linked with the Brazil job but said he wouldn’t leave the Merengues before the end of his contract in 2024 unless the club sack him.

4 Comments on “Brazil ready to open preliminary talks with Roma boss Mourinho after Ancelotti’s snub”

  1. Why would Brazil need a coach now when the world cup is not for another 4 years. If they want ancelotti or Mourinho so bad wait till 2024.

  2. Find it still hard to believe Brazil wants to go with a foreign manager. It’s not like they the most winning football nation failed to qualify for 2 world cup’s running.

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