Brazil have sacked their interim national team manager Fernando Diniz after being snubbed by Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, MySportDab reports.
The sack of Fernando Diniz has not been officially communicated by Brazil FA but a source close to the FA has revealed the decision to part ways with the Copa Libertadore winner was made on Friday January 5, 2024.
According to Daily Mail, the source, who pleaded for anonymity, revealed Fernando was sacked after ousted Brazil FA president Ednaldo Rodriguez was reinstated as the legitimate president of Brazil Football Federation by Brazil Supreme Court.
As per reports, Ednaldo Rodriguez lost his seat as CBF president in December 2023 but has now regained his position following the ruling.
The Supreme Court ruling restoring him as Brazil Football Federation President was made on Thursday January 4, 2024.
A day after the judgement, he passed the decision to sack Fernando Diniz. As of the time of filing this report, Brazil is in search of a successor for Fernando Diniz with another top Brazil manager Dorivial Junior tipped to replace him.
The decision to sack Diniz has also been linked to Brazil’s deadlock in acquiring the services of Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Sources close to Brazil FA revealed Fernando Diniz was contracted by Brazil to serve as interim manager while they work to bring in Carlo Ancelotti as a permanent manager.
Carlo Ancelotti was strongly linked with a the Brazil job with the Brazil openly revealing they want the European football veteran in their dugout.
They were dealt a big blow when Carlo Ancelotti decided to sign a new two-year contract with Real Madrid after being strongly linked with the Selecao.
Since the Italian veteran manager is not coming, Rodriquez is said to have deem it necessary terminating Diniz’s appointment as they look for a permanent manager.
Brazil reportedly want a new hand that will take the Selecao through to 2026 World Cup.