There were various rumours circulating last week that Edu was preparing for life after Mikel Arteta, by starting talks with the Brazil coach Tite for a future role at the club.
This was met with anger by Arsenal fans, who now seem fully behind Arteta’s project, but as we all know of Edu’s heavy involvement with Brazilian football it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if he met Tite at various functions.
Tite is certainly one of the best managers from South America, but he is at the pinnacle of football in coaching the Bazilian national team, who are Top of the group for the World Cup Finals, and are even one of the favourites to win the competition in Qatar.
When the rumours first came to light, Arsenal immediately issuaed a denial, and now Tite himself has publicly denied any truth in the rumours.
Tite said in Goal at a Brazil press conference: “I apologise to Arsenal, but that information [that I was interested in the job] did not come from us and there is absolutely nothing to it.
“At a time of so much ‘fake news’, information that is not true makes me sad and I hope that this is corrected. My family can rest easy because I have dignity and great respect for the Brazilian team.
“My feeling is very sad and I get sad because information is passed to the public that is a lie. I tell people who feel identified with me to be calm, because Tite has a personal attitude that values his professional activity and knows of the responsibility with the Brazilian team.”
The fact is that now all this kerfuffle has been caused, I think there should be an investigation to find out who first fed this information to the Brazilian media. Don’t you?
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