Brazil considers Jose Mourinho as a backup option for the national team coach position if they fail to appoint Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti is the Brazilian Football Confederation’s (CBF) top candidate for the role, but he has not yet agreed to a meeting.
Real Madrid boss has a contract with the club until 2024 and has set the condition to win at least one major trophy this season.
Other shortlisted candidates include Jorge Jesus, Fernando Diniz, and Abel Ferreira. Ancelotti’s team will face Chelsea in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie next.
The CBF is still keen to appoint Ancelotti, but he has expressed that he is not willing to enter talks with them before the current season comes to an end.
Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side is currently in contention for multiple trophies, including the La Liga title and the Champions League.
It remains to be seen if Brazil will be able to convince Ancelotti to take charge of the national team.
If not, the CBF will turn their attention to their shortlist, with Jose Mourinho being touted as a possible alternative.
Other names on the shortlist include Jorge Jesus, Fernando Diniz, and Abel Ferreira.
The CBF will hope to make an appointment as soon as possible to give the new manager time to prepare for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid will face Chelsea on Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.
The Spanish side holds a 2-0 advantage after the first leg, with Ancelotti looking to guide his team to the semi-finals of Europe’s elite club competition.