Brazil target Mourinho for national team


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Brazil are eyeing AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho to take charge of the national team following the resignation of Tite.

Tite quit his role after Brazil crashed out in the quarter-final of the World Cup in Qatar. Croatia beat the five-time World Cup winners on penalties.

Brazilian FA president Ednaldo Rodrigues has reportedly sent representatives to Europe to identify the best available coaches.

La Repubblica reported that Mourinho, 59, has been tipped as one of the potential coaches to take over the reins at the Selecao.

Mourinho has not hidden his admiration for the Brazil national team, stating in 2017 that it would be exciting to coach the team.

“Obviously, it would be exciting, any coach wants to work with the best clubs and with the best.

“The Brazilian team is obviously a leader of success, obviously with talent, no matter what the generation, talent always appears.

“But I have to confess that it must be difficult, in every Brazilian there is a coach, in each journalist there is a better coach than the coach.

“I think it must be a difficult country to work for, but also a passionate one,” he said.

The Portuguese tactician is believed to be dissatisfied with the sporting project at Roma, although he has a binding contract until 2024 at the Italian capital.

It remains unclear if Mourinho, who has also been linked to the Portugal national team job, is prepared to switch club football for a national team job.

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