Ednaldo Rodrigues, Eddie we need to have a chat. I can’t put this nicely, so I am going to say it in plain English, what’s wrong with you!? Rumours are circulating that you as head of the Brazilian Football Federation are in for some left-field choices to replace Tite let’s say.
If reports are to be believed then you the 68-year-old Mr Rodrigues are reported to be interested in Louis Van Gaal or Jose Mourinho to replace the former Corinthians boss Tite.
Both of those men have been linked with the Portugal job. We feel this is a job for Jose. My thoughts on the next Portugal manager are here;
Three candidates for the Portugal job
Having slated a potential Mourinho and Van Gaal appointment, call it controversial, but I think maybe Roberto Martinez isn’t a terrible shout for the Brazil job. The Spaniard whose last job was in charge of the Belgian national team is currently out of work.
I downplay the links of LVG and Jose as they’re both more pragmatic, which isn’t the Brazilian way. To be fair to The Special One, he isn’t as defensive as he’s portrayed to be.
With Martinez, he could arguably have the flair that Brazilian fans are craving. Brazil are famous for marauding fullbacks and with Martinez, maybe his tactics can help unearth the full-back gems’ full potential in The Selecao.
Brazil in recent times have become more workman-like. This ok to a point, but has the identity of the five-time World Cup winners been lost? The former Swansea, Everton and Belgium boss could be the man to get them to past glories.
To win them the World Cup though? Roberto Martinez’s CV would suggest not, but he could be good to get some foundations in place and allow a manager domestically for Brazil to step in.
Also, Martinez’s sides at times can be too open, a happy median is needed somewhere.
Carlo Ancelotti could be the one to provide that happy median, although a superb coach is he really one who will help restore the Brazilian way? Of course, he does work with Vinicius and Rodrygo, who both thrive under the Italian. His teams can play on the front foot, but his teams are usually teams with more steel.
They find a way to win, which for Brazil’s expectant fanbase, is something that they could settle for. Ancelotti has won everything there is to win in club football. The current Real Madrid boss is out there on his own as the most successful manager in the Champions League history with four Champions League titles.
Acquiring the services of Don Carlo is surely a win-win Ednaldo, the 63-year-old has nothing left to prove at club level.
Mr Rodrigues, you have to ask yourself, style over substance. But with Ancelotti, you might get something close to between the two. Think about it Ed, do you want these suffering fans to suffer some more?
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