Brazil confirm appointment of Tite as new coach to replace Dunga

Tite has been appointed as the new coach of Brazil, the Confederao Brasileira de Futebol has announced, replacing Dunga

Tite has been appointed as the new coach of Brazil, the Confederao Brasileira de Futebol has announced. The 55-year-old replaces Dunga, who was sacked last week from his second spell in charge after the Seleos failure to progress from the group stage at the Copa Amrica.

The veteran coach leaves a third spell at Corinthians to take charge of the national team after guiding the Sao Paulo club to a second Campeonato Brasileiro title in 2015.

Its official! Tite is the coach of the Brazilian national team, read a statement on the CFBs website. On Monday afternoon Adenor Leonardo Bacchi was officially presented as the new commander of Canarinho.

The assistant coach Cleber Xavier, technical and technological coordinator Matheus Bacchi and football coordinator Edu Gaspar have also joined the management staff of the five-times World Cup winners.

Now the time has come, I understood that I should accept being coach of the Brazilian national team and that should be part of my career, Tite said. Its a personal goal and perhaps my best professional moment.

Tite began his managerial career in 1990 but enjoyed his greatest success in his second spell at Corinthians between 2010 and 2013 as he guided them to the Brazilian title, the Copa Libertadores and the World Club Cup.

He then spent time out of management, travelling the world to study coaching, before returning to Corinthians in 2014.

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