BRAZIL want Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola to replace Tite as their new manager, reports suggest.
The Brazilian tactician resigned from his post after the Selecao’s shock elimination from the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals against Croatia on penalties.
Brazil want to sign Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola as Tite’s replacementAFP
According to SPORT, the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) are keen on luring Guardiola despite him just signing a contract extension with City.
The Spanish head coach has put pen to paper on a new deal tying him to the Etihad until 2025.
In fact, Brazil are planning to contact the ex-Barcelona boss in the coming days.
CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues is in charge of appointing a new manager and is keen to land the 51-year-old at the end of the current season.
It is also understood that Guardiola‘s new contract with the reigning Premier League champions is not a sticking point.
The ex-Bayern Munich boss is Brazil’s top choice to replace Tite as they view him as the best manager in the world.
However, there are other options being considered, such as Palmeiras manager Abel Ferreira, who won two consecutive Copa Libertadores titles in 2020 and 2021.
Fluminese’s Fernando Diniz, Gremio’s Renato Portaluppi and Sao Paulo’s Rogerio Ceni are also in the running.
Guardiola, though, seems focused on the next three years with City as he predicted an “amazing decade”.
Guardiola said: “I am so pleased to be staying at Manchester City for another two years.
“I can’t say thank you enough to everyone at the club for trusting me. I am happy and comfortable, and I have everything I need to do my job as best as possible.
Tite resigned from his post after Brazil’s shock 2022 World Cup eliminationSplash
“I know the next chapter of this club will be amazing for the next decade. It happened over the last ten years, and it will happen in the next ten years because this club is so stable.
“From day one I felt something special being here. I cannot be in a better place.
“I still have the feeling there is more we can achieve together and that is why I want to stay and continue fighting for trophies.”