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Brazil set to name Luiz Felipe Scolari’s replacement this afternoon

Dunga is expected to be appointed today
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Brazil are set to name their new manager today with former boss Dunga expected to be given another opportunity in the hot seat.

The Guardian believe the Brazilian Football Confederation will appoint Luiz Felipe Scolari’s replacement today and respected South American journalist Rupert Fryer believes it will be at 15:00 BST time.

The CBF have declined to comment on who will be given the job but reports in Brazil and across Europe are insistent that it will be Dunga, the captain of the 1994 Brazil World Cup winning team.

Dunga’s most recent managerial spell ended poorly as he sacked by Internactional in October 2013.

He enjoyed a varied amount of success in his previous spell in charge of the Brazil national team, though, as he won the 2007 Copa América and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Dunga did oversee a poor 2010 World Cup campaign which ended with Brazil losing 2-1 in the quarter-finals to Holland and he was subsequently relieved of his duties following that tournament.

The World Cup winner received vast amounts of criticism during his first spell in charge of the national team and his expected appointment today is likely to be met with more criticism.


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