Ancelotti is not to Lula’s taste as national coach

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva criticised the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as the brand new Brazil soccer teach, claiming he could be higher off sorting out the Italian national crew’s troubles.

Italian Ancelotti, who has received the Champions League a report 4 instances as a instruct, will take charge previous to the Copa America within the United States next June after honouring the very last yr of his contract with Real Madrid.

“I appreciate Ancelotti, but he has never been Italy’s countrywide train,” Lula told TV station SBT on Thursday.

“Why does he now not solve Italy’s hassle, who did now not qualify for the 2022 World Cup?” delivered the 77-year-old.

In the intervening time, Fluminense instruct Fernando Diniz can be in price of Brazil for their commencing 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

“I am partial to Diniz,” said Lula. “He has the persona, the creativity and it’s far he who commands the dressing room.”The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has opted for 64-12 months-old Ancelotti believing one of the most a hit coaches in European football records will supply them their sixth World Cup trophy but first due to the fact that 2002.

The choice is even greater after bitter rivals Argentina received in Qatar closing December.

Brazil were knocked out in the region-finals and train Tite stepped down.

“It may be very clean to educate a membership in Europe with 11 worldwide gamers in the team,” said Lula.

“What is hard is to come here and to instruct Corinthians (who’re in chance of relegation from the pinnacle league).

“I would really like to see if Ancelotti did a very good process with Corinthians.”

Lula is pessimistic that no matter who the educate is they’ll have a tough time in the World Cup qualifiers with the present technology of Brazil players.

“The trouble isn’t Diniz, the trouble is we do no longer own today the level of gamers we had in preceding eras,” said Lula.

Ancelotti may be the fourth non-Brazilian to educate Brazil. The remaining turned into Argentine Filpo Nunez who changed into in price for one recreation in 1965.

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