Brazil’s President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been offended by the decision of those in charge of football in the country to appoint Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti as the Selecao’s head coach next year.
The South American giants have put Fluminense manager, Fernando Diniz in charge on caretaker basis with Ancelotti set to take over the team from the 2024 Copa America.
There’s yet to be an official confirmation of Ancelotti’s appointment, which may likely come next year.
Brazilian FA president Ednaldo Rodrigues has made it clear that the Italian will become the nation’s new head coach next year.
Ancelotti’s contract at Real Madrid will expire in June 2024.
But the country’s number one citizen Lula is said to be unhappy with a foreigner’s appointment as the country’s manager.
The South American giants have not had a permanent manager from abroad since 1925.
Perhaps Lula wants to keep the tradition of appointing local coaches.
The 77-year-old told Brazilian said, “He was never the coach of Italy. Why doesn’t he solve the problem of Italy, which didn’t even play in the last World Cup.”