Corinthians head coach Tite thinks there are other coaches more worthy of Seleção job than Pep Guardiola
Corinthians manager Tite is one of the favourites to take over the vacant role as head coach of the Brazilian national team after the sacking of Mano Menezes last week.
And while he would not be drawn on his own future, the coach was happy to discuss the credentials of former Barcelona manager, and another favourite for the role, Pep Guardiola.
Tite, 51, has managed 14 different clubs since he took up coaching in 1990, and says that, while he sees the talent that Guardiola has, he prefers coaches who have built a career.
He told Lancenet!: "Anything is possible for manager's in clubs and national teams. I see the competence. I see the job he did, the titles and how long he was there. Barcelona are extraordinary.
"But I like to see professionals who have built careers. Speaking of Jose Mourinho, for example. See what he did in Porto, in Chelsea, Inter Milan ... he has a sequence of work. Guardiola has only Barcelona."
The Corinthians boss did not mean to belittle the achievements of the former Barcelona man, but was suggesting that Barcelona have a philosophy that has been in place for a long time.
"And what is the coach if he did not have those players? The essence of football is in the athlete. Not disregarding the professional. But Barcelona has 40 years of histtory in playing the ball, using triangles, playing it short."