Monday, 5th July 2010

As expected, Dunga has parted company with the Brazilian FA and leaves his post as national team boss. The 1994 World Cup winner had stated his intention to leave following the country’s quarter-final exit to Holland, but the Brazilian FA have acted swiftly and terminated the contract of Dunga and his entire backroom staff.

Dunga had taken over the Selecao in 2006 following Brazil’s poor showing in the World Cup in Germany. He had instituted a more solid form of football which resulted in Copa America success and a Confederations Cup victory.

Candidates to succeed Dunga include Vanderlei Luxemburgo – who had a brief spell as Real Madrid coach in 2004 – Corinthians boss Mano Menezes and recently departed AC Milan coach Leonardo. Former Portugal boss Luiz Felipe Scolari was believed to be favoured by many in the Brazilian FA to make a return, having won the World Cup in 2002, but he has let it be known he is fully committed to his job as Palmerias coach.



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