Brazil Appoints New Head Coach

Corinthians boss Tite was named as the new coach of Brazil on Wednesday, succeeding Dunga, who was sacked after the team’s humiliating exit from the Copa America, his club revealed.

Brazil is battling to find its form in time to host the Olympics, where it has never won gold, and to save its qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.But Dunga, the man appointed to turn things around after the embarrassment of the team’s 7-1 World Cup semi-final thrashing by Germany on home soil in 2014, failed to deliver results fast enough.

Tite will be confirmed as the new Brazil coach
Tite will be confirmed as the new Brazil coach

Tite — whose real name is Adenor Leonardo Bacchi — had been widely touted as the successor after the CBF sacked Dunga and his entire staff on Tuesday, and Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade confirmed the move.But the task of turning around a lackluster Brazil in time for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August will fall to current under-20s coach Micale, said the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

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“Tite no longer works at Corinthians. He accepted the CBF’s invitation,” he said.The Brazilian Football Confederation has not confirmed the appointment, but officials there met with Tite on Tuesday.Tite, 55, has coached a string of top clubs in Brazil, including Gremio, Atletico Mineiro and Palmeiras, as well as Al Ain and Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates.

He has spent three trophy-studded stints at Corinthians, leading the Sao Paulo club to two Brazilian league titles, in 2011 and 2015, and the Copa Sudamericana in 2013.In 2012, he coached them to a double championship of the regional Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup.

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