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Zagallo: Menezes sacking was not right


Former Seleção boss Mario Zagallo has slammed the CBF for their sacking of Mano Menezes, claiming that they should have kept faith in the coach.

Luiz Felipe Scolari has since replaced the outgoing Menezes and Zagallo, who won the World Cup twice with Brazil, says the sacking came too soon.

"I like Scolari as a friend and he will be working with Carlos Alberto Parreira and I have faith in them to do well," Zagallo, now 81, told a group of international reporters.

"But it was not the right time for the CBF to sack Mario Menezes. Things were getting better, all the Brazilians felt the same way.

"It is the CBF's responsibility and they took that decision but for me it was not the right time."

Menezes was fired after poor results and a failure to revive the national team after 18 months in charge, replacing Dunga in 2010 following the World Cup in South Africa.


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