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Tite Breaks Silence on Rogerio Micale Row

Brazil boss Tite has broken his silence on the departure of U-20 coach Rogerio Micale. Rogerio, who won the Olympic title with the Seleção last August, left his position in February, amidst reports of a disagreement with Tite and Edu Gaspar, Brazil’s selection coordinator.

Rogerio suggested that Tite had tried to take credit for the Olympic triumph in 2016, but Tite dismissed these words in an interview with Lance! “I'm going to talk about myself, I'm not going to comment on his statements or what he said at the time,”  Tite explained.

“First: I have a personal and professional respect for Micale, for the relationship we had. Secondly, all the merits of winning the Olympic medal were Micale, Serginho, Odair, Maia and all of the technical staff.

“Thirdly: we did not have the condition to talk because, ethically, I believe that these subjects should be personally addressed as I have always sought; whether good or bad. What's more, he is a professional and is fully prepared to work in a professional hierarchy.

“I told him this when he was a champion. H will be wanted by any team. I have sometimes interacted with Guilherme (Della Dea, from the U-15s) and Carlos Amadeu (from the U-17s). But each of us has autonomy,” the coach pointed out.


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