Brazil sack coach Menezes

Mano Menezes has been sacked as Brazil coach after little more than two years in the job.

Last Updated: 23/11/12 at 20:21 Post Comment

Mano Menezes: Failed to lead the team to Olympic gold

Mano Menezes: Failed to lead the team to Olympic gold

Menezes replaced Dunga after the 2010 World Cup with a brief to lead the national team into their home finals four years later.

But failure at the 2011 Copa America and defeat in the final of this year's Olympic football tournament brought criticism back home.

And Menezes leaves with a record of 20 wins, six draws and five defeats from his time in charge.

Andres Sanchez, the Brazilian FA's National Teams Director, said a new manager would be appointed in January.

He added: "I don't think it was for negative results, if that was the case he could have been fired last year. It was that the president wants to change the way things are done."

Among those mentioned as favourites to take over are Luiz Felipe Scolari, who guided Brazil to their last World Cup triumph in 2002, and Tite, who took Corinthians to the Copa Libertadores title earlier this year.

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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