Brazil axe Dunga after shock Copa America exit

Dunga has been sacked as the coach of Brazil after exiting the Copa America from the group stages for the first time since 1987.

Once captain of his beloved Canarinho during their World Cup win in 1994, Dunga is now leaving on the worst of terms. 

It’s the second time he has been dismissed as coach of the Brazilian national team, after his stint from 2006 to 2010 winning a Copa America title in the process.

Brazil may be in a rebuilding phase right now and may have also been cheated from the referee’s against Peru. Regardless of this, the mentality for Brazil has always been to win and perform well, and those are the cut-throat rules that every coach signs up for when they take the job.

All the odds are with Corinthians manager Tite to take over as Brazilian coach. Tite won the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A with Corinthians, but has never managed on the international level.

Brazil Football Federation’s hand was forced to make a change, especially with their hosting of the Rio Olympics approaching in August. The last thing the people need is a repeat humiliation of the 2014 World Cup and more recently the events in the Copa America.

Ari Charilaou