Brazilian coach Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, popularly known as captain Dunga, has been sacked as Brazil coach, following his country’s quarter-final exit from the World Cup.
A statement from the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) confirmed the former captain has been dismissed, along with his entire coaching staff.
The 46 year old Dunga, who returned with his squad to Brazil yesterday, had already said he was likely to go after their 2-1 defeat by the Netherlands on Friday.
The CBF revealed that a new coach would be installed by the end of the month.
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Corinthians manager Mano Menezes and former AC Milan coach Leonardo have already been tipped as possible successors, as well as former Brazil coach Wanderley Luxemburgo.Â
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Dunga was a legend in his homeland after captaining his side to World Cup victory at USA 1994.
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He took over as coach of the national side in 2006, replacing Carlos Alberto Parreira, despite having no prior professional coaching experience.
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Meanwhile, the 2014 World Cup competition will be held in Brazil for the first time since 1950.