Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva criticised the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as the new Brazil soccer train, claiming he might be higher off sorting out the Italian countrywide group’s issues.
Italian Ancelotti, who has gained the Champions League a report 4 instances as a instruct, will take charge prior to the Copa America in the United States subsequent June after honouring the final year of his contract with Real Madrid.
“I appreciate Ancelotti, however he has never been Italy’s country wide instruct,” Lula advised TV station SBT on Thursday.
“Why does he no longer solve Italy’s problem, who did no longer qualify for the 2022 World Cup?” delivered the seventy seven-yr-antique.
In the meantime, Fluminense train Fernando Diniz might be in rate of Brazil for his or her opening 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
“I am keen on Diniz,” stated Lula. “He has the character, the creativity and it is he who commands the dressing room.”
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has opted for 64-year-old Ancelotti believing one of the most a hit coaches in European football history will supply them their 6th World Cup trophy however first for the reason that 2002.
The preference is even extra after sour competitors Argentina gained in Qatar last December.
Brazil were knocked out within the sector-finals and coach Tite stepped down.
“It is very clean to educate a membership in Europe with eleven global players inside the team,” stated Lula.
“What is tough is to come back right here and to coach Corinthians (who’re in risk of relegation from the pinnacle league).
“I would like to see if Ancelotti did an excellent task with Corinthians.”
Lula is pessimistic that regardless of who the educate is they will have a difficult time within the World Cup qualifiers with the prevailing technology of Brazil players.
“The hassle isn’t always Diniz, the trouble is we do now not own these days the level of gamers we had in previous eras,” stated Lula.
Ancelotti could be the fourth non-Brazilian to teach Brazil. The closing was Argentine Filpo Nunez who become in fee for one sport in 1965.