Corinthians boss Tite is set to be officially announced as the new coach for the Brazil national team having been picked as replacement for erstwhile manager, Dunga who was sent packing after the humiliating exit from the Copa America.
Though the Brazil Football Federation are yet to officially name Tite as the new boss, Corinthians have already taken off the lid having confirmed that Tite – whose real name is Adenor Leonardo Bacchi no longer works with them having accepted an offer from CBF.
“Tite no longer works at Corinthians. He accepted the CBF’s invitation,” Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade was quoted as saying by AP.
Tite, 55, has coached a string of top clubs in Brazil, including Atletico Mineir, Gremio, and Palmeiras, as well as Al Ain and Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates.
He has spent three trophy-studded stints at Corinthians, leading the Sao Paulo club to two Brazilian league titles, in 2011 and 2015, and the Copa Sudamericana in 2013. In 2012, he coached them to a double championship of the regional Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup.
Though Dunga was initially meant to handle the Brazil Olympic team, officials have opted for the current under-20s coach Micale to steer the team instead of the incoming Tite.