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Tite takes over as Brazil coach, replaces sacked Dunga

Dunga was dismissed in the wake of Brazil's elimination from the Copa America in the United States.

By: AP | Sao Paulo | Published: June 16, 2016 5:01 am
Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, Tite, Dunga, Brazil, Brazil coach, Brazil football, Brazil maager, Dunga sacked, Copa America, Football Adenor Leonardo Bacchi was named as Brazil’s national coach a day after Brazilian Football Confederation fired Dunga. (Source: AP)

Corinthians manager Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as Tite, has been named the new coach of Brazil’s national team, according to his club.

The announcement was made by Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade in a televised news conference on Wednesday, a day after the Brazilian Football Confederation said it had fired Dunga as national coach.

“As of this moment, Tite no longer works for us,” Andrade said. “He has accepted the confederation’s invitation. Today was his last day with the club.”

Dunga was dismissed in the wake of Brazil’s elimination from the Copa America in the United States.

Brazil failed to get past the group stage after drawing 0-0 with Ecuador, beating Haiti 7-1 and losing 1-0 to Peru on Sunday.

In 2015, Corinthians won the Brazilian Championship under Tite’s leadership. He also coached the in 2012 when it won the regional Copa Libertadores and the Club World Cup in 2012.

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