Carlo Ancelotti and Kaka are set to link up as a duo in the Brazil national team, according to reports.
The Selecao are on the hunt for a new manager after Tite left his position following the World Cup quarter-final defeat to Croatia on penalties.
The 61-year-old had been in charge for a six-year period and the likes of Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique were touted as potential replacements.
But Ancelotti is the leading contender for the manager’s job and Bruno Andrade of UOL Esporte is reporting that he will reunite with Brazilian legend Kaka, who is in line to become the new director.
If all goes well, four-time Champions League winner Ancelotti will become Brazil’s first foreign manager in over 50 years. There have been strong reports indicating he has already agreed a three-year contract which would include the 2026 World Cup but, CBF, the Brazilian Football Confederation, have put a statement denying the claims.