Brazil Confirm Tite as new Coach after Dunga’s Sack
Brazil’s football confederation (CBF) took to Twitter on Monday to confirm the appointment of Tite as the new national team coach.
The news had been disclosed by his former club Corinthians on Wednesday of last week after an outburst from one of their directors.
“Tite is the new coach of Brazil,” said a simple statement on the CBF Twitter account ahead of a press conference to introduce the 55-year-old.
“The objective is qualification for the World Cup,” said Tite during the press conference.
The Selecao currently sit outside the Conmebol qualification positions with just two wins from their first six games in the World Cup 2018 qualifying competition.
— CBF Futebol (@CBF_Futebol) June 20, 2016
“We’re not in the qualification zone. Of course, there’s a risk, if we don’t accept to see the risk, we’re fleeing reality.
“I’m here because the results aren’t. But there has been quality in the work that’s been done.”
Tite replaces Dunga, who was fired following Brazil’s shock early exit at the ongoing Copa America Cenetnario in the United States, barely two years after their humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup on home soil.
Tite – whose real name is Adenor Leonardo Bacchi – has coached a string of top clubs in Brazil, including Gremio, Atletico Mineiro and Palmeiras, as well as Al Ain and Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates.
He has spent three trophy-studded stints at Corinthians, notably leading them to a double of the Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup.
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