Brazil Appoint Dunga New Coach

Dunga has been named successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil coach. The 1994 FIFA World Cup-winning captain on Tuesday afternoon conducted a press conference after being appointed manager by Brazil’s Football Confederation.
Scolari resigned after Brazil finished fourth in the recent World Cup they hosted, suffering a humiliating 7-1 semi-final rout by Germany in the process.
“I am immensely happy – thank you for your confidence in me,” said Dunga, who in his playing days was a tough-tackling midfielder with Serie A side Fiorentina and Germany’s Stuttgart, and who also had a spell in Japan with Jubilo Iwata.
“The fans are very down right now but they are right behind the team,” Dunga continued. “I am not here to sell a dream, we must get down to work.”
His no nonsense style was decried by some but his 91 caps showed the esteem in which he was held and that respect has endured, CBF president Jose Maria Marin said.
“He was world champion, captain of a world champion side,” Marin said. “He has what it takes to lead the Brazil team. The numbers show he absolutely has the ability to take charge.”
Dunga was fired after a quarter-final loss to Holland in South Africa four years ago but previously landed both the Copa America title and the FIFA Confederations Cup having replaced Carlos Alberto Parreira as coach in 2006 despite having no dugout experience. 


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