According to Brazilian Football Confederation (BFC), Brazil will only choose the next coach of their national team in January. While there were several speculations regarding the talks with some other prominent faces to replace the outgoing boss, CBF confirmed on Thursday that it is confident of Tite, and a decision regarding his successor will be taken in January.
In a statement released by the Brazilian Football Confederation, CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues bestowed his trust on the current coach and claimed that he is 100 per cent confident that Tite will guide the side to its sixth World Cup title in Qatar.
"Any news to the contrary is a lie," Rodrigues was quoted in the released statement. The statement further informed that the CBF president has not spoken with any football director about the coaching job after the World Cup.
According to reports, ex-national team coach Mano Menezes (2010-2012), Dorival Junior of Copa Libertadores champs Flamengo and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola were a few names as frontrunners to replace Tite.
The 61-year-old Tite surprised the football fraternity in February with the announcement that he would leave the job after Qatar. Speaking of the Brazil coach, Tite has posted an impressive record since taking over from Dunga in 2016, where he registered 57 wins, 14 draws and five losses, winning the 2019 Copa America on home soil.
However, Brazil crashed out of the 2018 World Cup in the quarterfinals, losing to Belgium. However, Brazil is among the favourites to lift the tile this year following their undefeated qualifying campaign.