Menezes sacked by Brazil

Brazil have sacked their national coach Mano Menezes, with his successor to be named at the start of January.

Last Updated: 23/11/12 at 20:35 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Blackpool sign Manchester United midfielder Joe Rothwell on loan

Post comment

Blackpool boss Lee Clark has signed Manchester United midfielder Joe Rothwell on loan until the end of the season.

Transfer news: Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko happy at the club

Post comment

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is happy to stay at the club, despite rumours he is a target for Arsenal.

All Articles

Mano Menezes: Sacked by Brazil

Mano Menezes: Sacked by Brazil

Brazil have sacked coach Mano Menezes.

The Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed the decision following a meeting of their hierarchy.

Squad director Andres Sanchez revealed a new boss would be announced at the start of January and there were at least seven candidates in contention.

Sanchez did not give any names, but local reports named former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola along with Luiz Felipe Scolari and experienced coach Muricy Ramalho as the leading contenders.

Confederation president Jose Maria Marin and vice-resident Marco Polo del Nero were also present at today's meeting, where the decision to dispense with Menezes was made.

Sanchez appeared to question the move, saying: "I respect and understand the arguments of the directors, but I think this isn't the correct moment."

Menezes' dismissal comes just two days after Brazil won the Superclasico de las Americas against Argentina on penalties.

Brazil lost the second leg 2-1 in Buenos Aires, but triumphed on spot-kicks in the tie which featured only players who play in the two countries' domestic leagues.

Menezes lasted little more than two years in the job, having been appointed after the 2010 World Cup as the replacement for Dunga.

He failed to deliver an expected Olympic gold medal at London 2012, though, as a team which featured the likes of Neymar and Oscar lost to Mexico in the final.

Menezes' first major tournament in charge of the five-times world champions ended in disappointment as Brazil were beaten in the quarter-finals of the Copa America last year.

They lost on penalties to Paraguay, missing all four of their spot-kicks.

The team's form improved this year, but it was not enough to keep him in his job and Brazil are now searching for their fourth coach since they last won the World Cup a decade ago.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to avoid a red card

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa does not deserve retrospective action after Emre Can stamp

Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea's Diego Costa should be left alone to play football after a controversial outing on Tuesday.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea reach final as Branislav Ivanovic's goal sinks Liverpool

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal gave Chelsea a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool and a place in the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company