Roberto Carlos criticises CBF president José Maria Marin: “Who is this guy?”
Roberto Carlos and Dunga, the new manager of the Brazilian national team, have something in common. They both represented Brazil at three World Cups and both were winners once.
Their current relationships with the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF), however, couldn’t be more contrasting.
As Dunga settles in to his new role as manager of the Seleção, Roberto Carlos has launched a stinging attack on the organisation and its president, José Maria Marin.
“Who is this guy? What’s his curriculum like? What’s his story?” he ranted in a telephone interview with UOL Esporte.
“With regards to the CBF and the Seleção, he has behaved really poorly.”
Carlos, who is currently manager at Turkish side Sivasspor, was commentating at the World Cup for Brazilian TV and was disappointed with Marin’s behaviour during the tournament.
“The first person that has to show their face after a defeat is the president, not the trainer. At no moment did he try to defend Felipão. The first thing that he did was sack him.”
The 2002 World Cup winner also criticised Marin’s incumbent successor, Marco Polo del Nero, who will assume the CBF presidency next year.
“The two of them don’t know anything about tactics. This is really bad. They could just put any manager in. Now, I’m president and I choose Dunga. And then? Marin doesn’t know anything.
“Marco Polo at least knows a little bit more as has worked at a club. He might know the odd thing. The current president, however, knows nothing. A lot of people don’t like him,” completed a despairing Carlos.