Record world champion Brazil will not select the successor to national coach Tite until January. So far, no talks have been held with candidates, association president Ednaldo Rodrigues replied to rumors that negotiations had already taken place.

    Among other things, there had been speculation about Pep Guardiola, star coach of the top English club Manchester City.

    Tite surprisingly announced in February that he would give up his job at Selecao after the World Cup in Qatar (November 20 to December 18). The 61-year-old has been the Brazilian coach since 2016, when he took over from former Stuttgart Bundesliga professional Carlos Dunga.

    His impressive record since then: 57 wins, 15 draws and just five losses. In 2019, he led his home team to Copa America victory.

    In Qatar, the Brazilians are among the closest favorites. In Group G they meet Serbia (November 24), Switzerland (November 28) and Cameroon (December 2). In 2018 in Russia Tite was eliminated with the Selecao in the quarterfinals against Belgium.