Dunga poised to take second bite of Selecao cherry; tipped as new man for Brazil

Brazil’s new coach will be unveiled at a news conference on Tuesday after Luiz Felipe Scolari’s resignation. Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is favoured to serve for the second time as national coach. After early speculation that the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) would turn to currently clubless former Corinthians boss Tite, Brazilian media over the weekend said the body would in fact turn to Dunga, sacked after the 2010 World Cup. After their defeat against Germany in the 2014 World Cup, the Selecao were beaten 3-0 by the Netherlands in the third-place play-off as Brazil suffered consecutive home defeats for first time since 1940.

I hope his [Scolari’s] replacement is Brazilian. I see Germany, who won the title, Italy, Argentina, Brazil always had one of their own in charge. I hope that remains so with us.

Brazilian striker Hulk

Dunga led Brazil to Copa America success in 2007 and the 2009 Confederations Cup. But the CBF wielded the axe after Dunga’s Brazil side, seen by many fans as over-cautious, lost their 2010 World Cup quarter-final to Holland. Dunga is now seemingly poised to have a second bite at the Selecao cherry.