New Flamengo boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo believes he deserved to become the new Brazil manager
In an interview with SporTV, the head coach of Flamengo claimed that he has the experience to take the top job in Brazilian football.
Vanderlei Luxemburgo believes that the new coach of Brazil should have been someone with experience of working outside of Brazil. He has just that himself, having managed Saudi Arabian sides Al-Ittihad and Al-Shabab in the 1980s.
Perhaps more notably, however, Luxemburgo was manager of Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2005, although he had little success there.
However, he feels that he should have been given the chance to do the job that the CBF have instead given to Dunga.
“Working abroad is like a work experience that you need to do. I’m prepared enough to lead the Seleção. Considering the things that I’ve done, I deserved it. But there’s nothing I can do about it now,” he declared.
Luxemburgo will now have to focus his attentions on Flamengo. The Rio de Janeiro club find themselves in the drop zone of the Brasileirão.
“Flamengo don’t contract people, they invite people. I’m Rubro-Negro, everybody knows that. It’s a delicate and an important moment at the club but we can financially recuperate, stabilise and grow again.”