L’Équipe report this morning that Zinédine Zidane is among the names potentially being considered to take over the Brazilian national team, following the departure of Tite in the wake of the Seleção’s quarter-final defeat at the World Cup.
The country’s footballing authorities are targeting a foreign, accomplished manager who would currently be free. With that in mind, the likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel or Rafael Benítez could be seen as potential candidates. Carlo Ancelotti has been linked, but the Italian does not want to leave Real Madrid before the end of his contract, in 2024.
Zinédine Zidane is available, since leaving Los Blancos last year. Despite being strongly linked to the France job, it now appears that Didier Deschamps could carry on with Les Bleus following their run to the final, with he pre-tournament objective having been the semi-finals. It remains to be seen whether the Ballon d’Or winner would be willing to head the Brazilian team, where he would join up with several of his former players in the likes of Vinicius and Casemiro.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin