LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Former Brazil national team star Romario has expressed his disapproval of the prospect of Carlo Ancelotti becoming the next coach of the Brazilian national team after his stint with Real Madrid.
Ancelotti had been linked to the role earlier but remained at Real Madrid, and Fernando Diniz was appointed as an interim coach until July 2024 when Ancelotti could potentially take over.
Despite Brazil’s recent struggles and being outside the World Cup qualification spots, Romario has expressed strong support for Diniz.
Romario, who scored 55 goals in 71 appearances for the Brazilian national team and helped them win the 1994 World Cup, said, “He [Diniz] doesn’t have time to do with the national team what he does at club level, which 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.”
Despite Diniz’s challenges with the national team, including a 2-0 loss to Uruguay, Romario remains firm in his belief that Diniz is the best choice for Brazil’s coach.
Carlo Ancelotti’s future remains uncertain, with his contract at Real Madrid set to expire at the end of the season.
After a notable victory over Barcelona, Real Madrid, led by Ancelotti, will seek to extend their unbeaten streak to eight matches in their upcoming game against Rayo Vallecano.