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

Premier League: Defender Winston Reid has signed a new long-term contract with West Ham

Post comment

Defender Winston Reid has signed a new long-term contract with West Ham which commits him until the summer of 2021.

Blackburn Rovers sign West Ham defender Doneil Henry on loan deal

Post comment

Blackburn have signed defender Doneil Henry on a month's loan from West Ham.

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

Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse involved in 'spitting' incident during Newcastle-Manchester United clash

The FA is reviewing an incident during Newcastle's clash with Manchester United when Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse appeared to spit at each other.

Newcastle 0-1 Man United: Evans and Cisse accused of spitting as visitors leave it late...

Manchester United nicked a 1-0 win at Newcastle but Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse were involved in an unsavoury incident.

Gus Poyet charged with improper conduct over Steve Bruce bust-up

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct over his touchline confrontation with Steve Bruce.

Mail Box

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

Look Away Now Please, Sherwood...

Sherwood's cringeworthiness, Matic's Wembley celebrations, why LVG must show balls - it's all here in your Wednesday afternoon Mailbox...

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