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Luiz Felipe Scolari leaves his post as Brazil manager after 20 months in charge
After 20 months in the job, Luiz Felipe Scolari is no longer the national team coach for Brazil.
The news has broken is strange circumstances in the World Cup host nation, as no official statement has been released by the Brazilian football association, the CBF, as of the time of writing.
Nevertheless, leading Brazilian media outlet UOL, amongst others, have the story splashed on their front page of their website, carrying the following quotes from Delfim Peixoto, who is the vice president-elect of the CBF, who begins his role in 2015.
Peixoto: “After the game [CBF president Jose Maria] Marin, and [vice representative Marco Polo] Del Nero made the decision. There was no a formal announcement from the federation.”
At this stage it appears that Scolari has left his post by mutual consent, rather than resignation or having been fired, however the details still need to be fleshed out.
As for who will replace Scolari in the hot seat, former Corinthians manager Tite has emerged as the favorite for the job.
Scolari led Brazil to World Cup victory in 2002 in Japan before taking charge for a second time in December 2012, just before Brazil hosted the Confederations Cup, which they won. His reputation, however, seems to have been permanently tarnished following the 7-1 thrashing to Germany and the 3-0 loss to Holland at the World Cup.
- Updated: July 14, 2014