Tite set to replace Dunga as Brazil coach

Brazil are set to name Corinthians coach Tite to replace Dunga as the new national team manager, according to the club’s president Roberto de Andrade.

Andrade said that Tite has agreed to succeed Dunga, who was sacked after Brazil failed to qualify from the group stages of the Copa America for the first time since 1987, although the Brazilian federation (CBF) has yet to make an announcement.

“Tite will no longer work with Corinthians, he accepted the CBF’s offer,” Andrade told a press conference. “Also leaving with him is his son, Matheus, and Edu Gaspar.

“I was the first person he told of the decision. Until two hours ago I thought that he wouldn’t go, I was surprised,” he added.

Tite was in his second spell at the Sao Paulo club and has led Corinthians to two Serie A titles, the Copa Libertadores and the World Club Cup.

The 55-year-old, whose real name is Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, is expected to sign a deal on Thursday, although details have yet to be finalised, a CBF statement read.

Dunga took charge of Brazil for the second time following the humiliating 7-1 defeat at the hands of Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-final aiming to restore some pride.

He leaves following the Copa America exit and with Brazil down in sixth place in their qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup.