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Brazil to name Dunga as Luiz Felipe Scolari’s replacement

Brazil to name Dunga as Luiz Felipe Scolari’s replacement

Posted by Juan Gavasa on July 22, 2014

Brazil are set to name their new manager, with reports suggesting Dunga is likely to return to the post.

Brazil will announce their manager on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup having suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat by Germany in the semi-finals.

Reports say Dunga will get the job, although the Brazilian football confederation has declined to confirm the appointment.

Dunga was the captain of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning team and coached the national team in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Hedeparted after Brazil lost 2-1 in the quarter-finals to Holland.

The return of Dunga seems to be linked to the naming of Gilmar Rinaldi as the new technical director, replacing Carlos Alberto Parreira.

Rinaldi was a goalkeeper on the 1994 team and Rio de Janeiro daily O Globo said he and Dunga had reached a quick agreement for the former coach and captain to return.

The second choice for manager seems to be Tite – Adenor Leonardo Bacchi – the coach of the Brazilian club side Corinthians. He was an early favourite but slipped after Rinaldi was named.

Dunga was in charge of 60 matches as Brazil manager. Brazil won 42, drew 12 and lost six.

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