Casemiro annoyed at ‘disrespectful’ manager questions

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Manchester United midfielder and Brazil international Casemiro thinks it is “disrespectful” to talk about Carlo Ancelotti as a potential new Brazil boss while he is still at Real Madrid.

Fernando Diniz has been caretaker boss of the Brazil national team following the exit of Tite back in December.

Ancelotti, who has one year left on his Real Madrid contract, is reportedly Brazil’s top target.

When asked about rumours linking Ancelotti to the vacant Brazil job, Casemiro told reporters in a pre-match press conference: “Ancelotti is a great coach, but he has a contract with Real Madrid, and it is disrespectful to talk about Ancelotti within the national team.

“Diniz has a way of playing, but the base and concept of football is joy on the pitch. Movement is one of Diniz’s characteristics, he already made it clear, and the great virtue of great players is to adapt to the coach, to the team, and if that’s what it’s for on the field I’m available.

“After so long, coming back here is really great. The people running behind the bus when we came to train, the people in front of the hotel. It is people like these who inspire us to be in the national team.”

Casemiro also didn’t forget to mention previous Brazil manager Tite, he added: “Unfortunately in football when you win it is the best, when you lose it is the worst. Tite took the team without being in the qualifying zone and placed it in the 2018 World Cup. We won a Copa América, we reached the final of another, he revived Brazil’s hope of winning a World Cup.”

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