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Over the years, Brazil has had some of the best coaches for their national team. From the legendary Luiz Felipe Scolari, who orchestrated the 2002 World Cup win, to Tite, who guided the 2015 Copa America win, their list of illustrious names goes on. While Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is rumoredly the next name to take up the job, a certain Brazilian soccer legend has already expressed his disagreement with his arrival.

Unfortunately, the 2022 World Cup disappointment has forced the five-time World Cup winners to make solid calls. The Selecao are keen to end their long silverware exile.

Brazil’s legend isn’t backing Carlo Ancelotti as new head coach

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Earlier, reports claimed that current Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti would become the new Brazil coach. The announcement will be done next year, somewhere in July 2024, after Ancelotti’s contract with Los Blancos runs out. The Italian boss will be taking the lead from the current interim boss, Fernando Diniz. While many are captivated by the potential arrival of Ancelotti, a Brazilian legend isn’t convinced of the same.

The dissatisfaction comes from the legendary player Romario. In a recent interview, the 1994 World Cup winner expressed his discontentment over the possibility of Ancelotti leading the Selecao by dropping an F-bomb. Instead, the iconic player wants the current interim boss, Diniz, to continue till the end. Romario said, “Ancelotti to coach Brazil? F**k Ancelotti. I want Diniz until the end.”

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Indeed, these are some bold claims from the three-time Copa America winner. Certainly, this won’t settle well in Ancelotti’s ears. On the other hand, Diniz would be happy to receive the backing of his country’s revered icon. Nevertheless, for now, Diniz is the man leading Neymar and Co.

Meanwhile, despite hailing the biggest talents, the list of injured players continues to grow for Brazil. In fact, they may replace their star player, Neymar, with an inexperienced 32-year-old! What was that all about?

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Brazil is set to replace Neymar with a shocking name!

Earlier, Neymar suffered a season-ending injury during a friendly against Uruguay. While it’s expected for the Al Hilal star to stay out of action for the long haul, his national side is already looking to replace him. The Selecao is planning to call a player from Internacional named Alan Patrick. The 32-year-old has enjoyed many loan spells at Brazilian clubs and even played for Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk. Notably, he was also a member of the Brazilian U-20 team that clinched the World Cup in 2011.

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While it may solve the problem of Neymar’s absence, the challenges that Diniz is currently grappling with extend beyond just dealing with injuries. The situation has worsened recently with the injury of Brazilian-Arsenal star striker Gabriel Jesus. It remains to be seen how they navigate through such challenges.

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Abhishek Mishra is an experienced soccer writer at EssentiallySports. His early exposure to playing soccer earned him many accolades at zonal and district levels, making him a true sports enthusiast. As a die-hard fan of Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona, Abhishek's knowledge of European soccer is impeccable.
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Daniel D'Cruz