Dunga named new Brazil coach

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Dunga, a former World Cup champion with no coaching experience, was announced as the new manager of the Brazil's national team.

Dunga named new Brazil coach

Rio De Janeiro:

Dunga, a former World Cup champion with no coaching experience, was announced as the new manager of the Brazil's national team. Dunga, captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup winners, replaces Carlos Alberto Parreira, who quit after Brazil was eliminated by France in the quarterfinals of this year's World Cup in Germany. "I want to bring to the Brazilian team the same desire I had as a player. Emotion, desire and will to win are indispensable when you wear the Brazil team jersey," said Dunga. Those were the qualities that made Dunga a leader on Brazil's Internacional and at Italy's Pisa, Fiorentina and Pescara. He also played for Germany's Stuttgart before finishing his career with Japan's Jubilo Iwata. Dunga will make his debut in a friendly against Norway on August 16 in Oslo. The choice surprised many Brazilians, who thought Brazilian soccer confederation (CBF) president Ricardo Teixeira would select among a number of coaching veterans like former national team manager Luxemburgo of Santos, or Autuori, who guided Sao Paulo to the Copa Libertadores and Club World Championship last year. Teixeira said the choice of Dunga was part of a total restructuring of the team with an eye to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2014 championship, which Brazil hopes to host. (AP)

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