Brazil's coach Diniz has been sacked this time
|Fluminense Head Coach Fernando Diniz Silva gestures during the FIFA Club World Cup Final match between Manchester City and Fluminense at King Abdullah Sports City on December 22, 2023 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.(Image-Getty)
The drama about the Brazilian football team does not end! A day ago Ndaldo Rodriguez was reinstated as the head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). At the beginning of December, he had to move on the orders of the court. However, acting coach Fernando Diniz was sacked soon after Rodriguez returned to the presidency. News agency AFP has confirmed Diniz's sacking, citing CBF sources.
Meanwhile, ESPN Brazil reported that the current coach of Sao Paulo, Dorival Jr., is currently on the way to becoming the permanent coach of Brazil. In the meantime, Rodríguez has also spoken with Sao Paulo president Julio Casares.
Earlier, Diniz was appointed as interim coach by Brazil last July. At that time, it was assumed that he would serve until Carlo Ancelotti came as coach after Real Madrid's contract ended in June 2024. But after Rodriguez was removed by the court, another phase of the drama began.
Ancelotti put an end to all speculations about becoming the coach of Brazil by announcing the renewal of his contract with Real on December 29. However, Diniz was fired after the Supreme Court announced the return of Rodriguez.
Diniz, 49, who was also in charge of Rio de Janeiro's Club Fluminense in Brazil. Supporters hoped that under Diniz, Brazil's traditional 'samba football' would also return; However, Brazil did not play well under him after taking over. The five-time world champions have dropped to number six in the South American region's 2026 World Cup qualifiers after back-to-back failures.
Brazil have lost three of their six qualifying matches under Diniz, won two and drawn one. Diniz's biggest failure, however, was a 1-0 loss against arch-rivals Argentina at the Maracana. After losing that eventful match, Diniz faced the anger of Brazil-supporters. Even on social media there is a lot of humor about him.
Meanwhile, Sao Paulo is unwilling to let Dorival go as Brazil coach. Citing sources, ESPN reported that they do not want to let their coach go without money. They even demanded a fee of 920,000 dollars from the CBF for canceling Dorival's contract. But we will have to wait for some more time to find out who finally becomes the new coach of Brazil.