Edinaldo Rodriguez, president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, has revealed the possibility of abandoning a long tradition in the Brazilian national team.
Edinaldo Rodriguez indicated the possibility of hiring a foreign coach for the Brazilian national team, after the farewell of Tite, the current coach, after World Cup 2022To be held in Qatar later this year.
“We will talk about it after the World Cup, we don’t mind any nationality, it can be foreign or Brazilian as long as it is competitive,” Rodriguez said in a conference presenting one of the new sponsors of the national team.
Since its founding in 1914, it has not undertaken any training Brazilian national team There are only two coaches outside the country, the Portuguese Jorge Gomes de Lima, aka “Jorica”, in 1944, and the Argentine Filippo Nunez in 1965.
There is great opposition among the Brazilian masses to hiring a foreign coach, as an opinion poll conducted by the Datafolia Institute last August showed that 55% of citizens disagree on this issue, while the 30% think it would be a good idea, and 8% are not interested.
Will Guardiola coach the Brazilian national team?
In recent years, several press reports have indicated that Spanish manager Pep Guardiola has taken over Manchester CityTraining of the Brazilian national team.
And the Spanish newspaper “Marca” reported last April that the Brazilian Federation contacted Guardiola to convince him to coach “A Seleção” until the 2026 World Cup, with an annual salary of 12 million euros.
Is noteworthy Guardiola Previously, he announced his desire to work as a national team coach.
But a few days after the publication of this report, Guardiola received a question about the possibility of his transfer to Brazil and replied: “I have a contract with City and I am very happy here. Now is not the time to discuss this rumor, I do not know where these reports come from “.
Unlike Guardiola, the name of the Portuguese Abel Ferreira, who is performing well with the Brazilian team of Palmeiras and with him crowned the Libertadores Cup in 2020 and 2021, this year seems close to the local championship title.
The list of candidates also includes a Brazilian couple, Dorival Junior and Fernando Diniz, coaches of Flamengo and Fluminense respectively.
“It would be unfair to mention just these three, because Brazilian football has so many great coaches,” said the CBF president.
He concluded his statements by saying: “I don’t want to forget the other coaches, but I would like to mention 10 other names”.