New Brazil youth coordinator Bebeto promises major changes
New Brazil youth coordinator Bebeto has promised major changes in the wake of the country's Under-20 side failing to qualify for the Under-20 World Cup.
Bebeto, a World Cup winner in 1994, has given up his post on the World Cup 2014 organising committee and will begin his new role next week, after accepting the invitation of CBF chief José Maria Marin.
"I'm ready for a total makeover, to pick new coaches at Under-20, Under-17 and Under-15 levels. I will change everything," Bebeto said, before confirming the dismissal of Emerson Avila as Under-20 coach.
"He is not staying. He spoke rubbish after the competition and the president did not like it. We were there in Argentina, we asked if there were problems. It was only after he lost the tournament that he began to criticise."
With his son, Mattheus, a member of the Under-20 side in Argentina, Bebeto was also forced to reject claims that he would influence selection in his son's favour.
"It will stay the same. Those who are playing best will be picked and play in the side. I will be the coordinator, but I am not like this as a father," he added. "Unfortunately, in Brazil, there are people who like to say that I had influence. But, Mattheus got there on merit."