Dunga and Juninho latest to support Felipão appointment
Icons of Brazilian football Dunga and Juninho have come out in support of new Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, following his appointment to the role last week.
Scolari led the country to success at the 2002 World Cup and has been brought in to repeat the trick with just 18-months until the 2014 tournament, with 1994 World Cup winning manager Carlos Alberto Parreira as his assistant.
The move has, thus far, been met with almost universal approvement by former national team players, with the duo both remembered fondly for their contributions.
"Scolari is the perfect man for Brazil.He will take Brazil to great success," 1994 World Cup winner Dunga told the Times of India.
The former Internacional holding midfielder stood in as captain under Parreira in that success and, of course, managed the Seleção himself at the 2010 tournament in South Africa.
His praise of the appointment was also echoed by 2002 World Cup veteran, Juninho, who added: "It is a great development. The real coach will be Scolari. He will look after the team while Parreira, as the technical director, will take care of the arrangements."