Brazil President Lula Questions Ancelotti Appointment

In a surprising set of comments, Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, better known as Lula, challenged Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti to take up a managerial post with Corinthians. Ancelotti was recently appointed to take over as Brazil’s head coach from 2024, following the end of his contract with Los Blancos post next season.

Speaking on local Brazilian TV SBT, Lula brought up doubts regarding Ancelotti’s credentials despite the Italian tactician being regarded as one of the game’s greatest coaches.

“I like him as a coach, but he has never coached Italy. So I ask myself: how come he doesn’t solve the problem of Italy sooner, which didn’t take part in the last World Cup?“

He then questioned if Ancelotti would be able to do well with Brazilian giants Corinthians.

“I wonder if Ancelotti would be able to do well with Corinthians. Coaching a team in Europe with eleven selected players is too easy: come here and do the same with Corinthians,” he challenged the ex-Milan manager.

Ancelotti will take up reigns of the Seleção in June 2024 – his first time coaching a national team – replacing Tite, who left the position following Brazil’s quarter-finals defeat to Croatia at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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