Following Brazil coach Tite’s departure from the national team after his side’s shock exit from the World Cup via a penalty shootout loss to Croatia, Brazilian outlet O Dia have suggested that Pep Guardiola is unlikely to be the next Brazil coach.
Although having recently signed a contract extension with Manchester City, Guardiola has long been linked with Brazil during his career as a coach given the overlaps in his style of play and the traditional philosophy of Brazilian football. However, while he would remain the ideal candidate to succeed Tite, O Dia have described such hope as potentially an “impossible dream”.
A decision on the new coach is likely to be made in January by president of the Brazilian FA (CBF), Ednaldo Rodrigues, as support for a foreign coach grows due to poor recent displays against European nations at World Cups. Should Rodrigues pick an overseas coach, they would be the first permanent non-Brazilian national team coach for nearly a century and the first of any kind since Filpo Núñez, an Argentine also coach of Palmeiras, took charge of two friendlies in 1965.