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Former Brazil boss Dunga reveals he rejected job offer from Inter Milan

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Former Brazil boss Dunga has revealed he was close to taking the job at Italian giants Inter Milan in the summer of 2011.

The Nerazzurri were looking for a coach at the time due to Leonardo’s decision to quit for a director’s career at French club Paris Saint-Germain.

Inter eventually hired Gian Piero Gasperini, before moving onto Claudio Ranieri and then current tactician Andrea Stramaccioni, however, the current Internacional coach has revealed he was offered the post first.

The 49-year-old told Zero Hora: "I was close to Inter. However, I didn’t want to go as they refused to negotiate with my agent, Antonio Caliendo.

"He’s been by my side since the beginning of my career and I didn’t want to go over the top of his head. That would have been wrong on a human and professional level."

The former Brazil captain led the national team for four years, winning the Copa America in 2007 and the Confederations Cup in 2009, but was sacked after a quarter-final exit to Netherlands during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Dunga, who began and ended his playing career with Internacional, was appointed head coach at the Estádio Beira-Rio earlier this month, which is his first managerial post since leaving the Seleção.

Source: Football Italia


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