Brazil legend Romario was vocal in his opposition to Carlo Ancelotti being the next Selecao coach, after his spell at Real Madrid comes to an end.

Romario Blasts Brazil's Plan To Appoint Carlo Ancelotti

The veteran Italian tactician has long been touted to head the Brazil national team.


However, it was originally rumoured to join the Selecao set-up earlier this year.

Instead, Ancelotti remained at the helm of Real Madrid.

Fernando Diniz was brought in on a one-year interim basis, meaning the Italian may still take over in July 2024.

However, Brazil great Romario, who scored 55 goals in 71 appearances for the Selecao and won the World Cup in 1994, has positioned himself strongly against Ancelotti taking over.


“Actually, here’s the thing, first I want to congratulate Ednaldo [Rodrigues], who is president of the CBF, he chose Diniz well.

“He’s the best coach we’ve got,” Romario told Brazilian outlet O Globo.

“He [Diniz] doesn’t have time to do with the national team what he does at club level.

“This is his forte, training, getting these players together, he does what he can.


“He’s drawn and lost the last two games, nobody always wins.

“But I can say that, in my opinion, in my humble opinion, the Brazilian national team is in great hands with Diniz.


“F*ck Ancelotti. I want him [Diniz] until the end.”

Romario’s backing comes despite Diniz’s Brazil side sitting outside the CONMEBOL World Cup qualification places following a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay back in October, who are now second-place ahead of the Selecao but boast the same goal difference.

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Ancelotti, meanwhile, is yet to speak out on his future.

However, his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu is up at the end of the season.

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