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Football: Dunga is man for "new" Brazil: Reports

Published on Jul 21, 2014 6:17 AM
 
Rumours that Brazil will give former skipper Dunga (above) a second stint as national coach reached deafening levels on Sunday with Globo reporting he is about to be unveiled as Luiz Felipe Scolari’s successor. -- PHOTO: AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Rumours that Brazil will give former skipper Dunga a second stint as national coach reached deafening levels on Sunday with Globo reporting he is about to be unveiled as Luiz Felipe Scolari’s successor.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) had planed to unveil the new man at the top last week but instead on Thursday unwrapped a new technical commission headed by former reserve goalkeeper Gilmar, saying the new coach would be named Tuesday.

After early speculation the CBF would turn to currently clubless former Corinthians boss Tite, Saturday saw a flurry of media reports saying the body which runs the Brazilian game would in fact turn to Dunga, sacked after the 2010 World Cup.

Globo reported Dunga would likely choose Jorginho, who like him and Gilmar was in the World Cup-winning USA 1994 squad, as his right-hand man.

 
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