Menezes to coach the national team after Muricy Ramalho could not accept the job
due to his contract with Fluminense.
fitted into the plan to immediately revamp the national team.
renovation is needed in the Brazilian national team,” Teixeira said in a
statement on the federation’s website.
summoning the Brazilian squad for the August 10 friendly against the United
States in New Jersey.
coaches the federation had put together while in South Africa after Brazil’s
disappointing loss to the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.
2-1 loss to the Dutch.
a philosophy of renovation,” Teixeira said. “I have absolute confidence that
this will be successfully done, culminating in 2014.”
tournament that will take place in Brazil for the first time since 1950 and will
add unprecedented expectations among fans in the football-crazy nation.
for his work at Brazilian clubs Gremio and Corinthians, with a trajectory marked
by balance and a desire to promote young talents.
helping the club return to the first division following relegation in 2007. He
had also helped Gremio move back to the first division in 2005, and in 2007 he
led the team to a runner-up finish in the Copa Libertadores, Latin America’s top
rejected the offer because Fluminense did not allow him to break his contract,
which had just been extended to the end of 2012.
team, but Fluminense club directors blocked the move.
said Fluminense president Roberto Horcades.
this year, but Horcades said both parts had already agreed to extend it until
the end of 2012.
before talking with Fluminense directors he had hinted he would accept the
ESPN Brasil’s website.
commented on the man he thought was the new national team coach, saying he was
“a good choice”.
Felipe Scolari and former Real Madrid coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo.
favourite for fans, but he just signed a two-year contract to coach four-time
Brazilian champion Palmeiras and hinted he would not be available to the
national team until 2012.