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Brazil Coach Reveals He Turned Down Offers From Real Madrid, PSG


June 20, (THEWILL) – Tite, the head coach of Brazil, has disclosed that he had previously turned down offers from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain to get into European club football.

Tite has managed the Brazilian national team since 2016, having spent almost all of his 30-year coaching career in Brazil, with the exception of two brief stints in Abu Dhabi. PSG approached him just before the World Cup in 2018, when the club was looking for a replacement for Unai Emery. When Zinedine Zidane stepped down in the summer, Real came calling for Tite before deciding on Julen Lopetegui.

Tite has now revealed that his major motivation is to win the World Cup with Brazil, and that he has declined to engage with either club. “I received offers from Real Madrid, PSG and Sporting. But I didn’t want that. I want to win the World Cup. After the World Cup, I will decide my future,” he revealed.

“At the [2018] World Cup, [Madrid] said they wanted to talk and I said no, I won’t talk, don’t come close. I want to be at peace with myself and my work. I am giving my best. When you do something in parallel, that’s not doing it to the fullest. I can’t do it.

“There was another club that wanted to talk to me and I said no: PSG. They wanted to talk to me and I said I won’t; I don’t want to and I won’t. I don’t want to open up that possibility of something else. I want to be focused on my work. After is another story.”