Tuesday 17 January 2017

Brazil Axe Dunga

Published 15/06/2016 | 02:30

Dunga was sacked on June 14, 2016, two days after Brazil's national football team lost to Peru. Photo: Hector Retamal/Getty Images
Dunga was sacked on June 14, 2016, two days after Brazil's national football team lost to Peru. Photo: Hector Retamal/Getty Images

Brazil fired Dunga as manager yesterday, two days after his side failed to get past the group stages of the Centenary Copa America.

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The Brazilians drew 0-0 with Ecuador and beat Haiti 7-1 but were beaten 1-0 by Peru to exit the competition at the group stages for the first time since 1987.

The overwhelming favourite to take over is Corinthians 55-year-old manager Tite.

The new man will also be charged with leading the U-23s squad in August's Olympic Games, the only major tournament Brazil have never won.

Meanwhile, Everton have confirmed that Ronald Koeman has signed a three-year contract as manager after Southampton accepted the 53-year-old Dutchman's resignation yesterday.

Irish Independent

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