Brazil right back Dani Alves claims that national team boss Tite reminds him of former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola in a number of ways.
Brazil recently appointed the former Corinthians manager, who is widely known as a pragmatic coach unlike those associated with Brazil. However, this pragmatism has brought him a lot of success at club level. It will be his first major job in charge of the Brazilian national team, which has been coming on the back of several disappointments in recent years.
So far, the appointment of Tite is proving to be highly positive for the club as they have been able to make a strong start to the World Cup 2018 qualification campaign. After having won all of the four games in the World Cup qualification, Brazil are top of the table.
The good work done by Tite comes at a time when the likes of Argentina are struggling to make a major impact under their new boss. Alves has played with some of the best managers in world football like Guardiola and Luis Enrique. He says that Tite is very much similar to the former, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest coaches after having won more than 20 titles since 2008.
"No doubt. Not only of Tite, but his staff. It reminds me a little, despite some differences, of Guardiola in many things. That's a great honour. I had a lot of desire to work with him, I had great expectations with his proposal.I'm happy to be working with him, to be under his orders. Not only me but everyone. I believe it's not only Tite but his entire staff chewing on a lot of the things for us and this is helping us do our job, helping us do great work," said Alves.