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Tite named as new Brazil head coach after president of Corinthians confirms his exit along with former Arsenal midfielder Edu

Tite named as new Brazil head coach after president of Corinthians confirms his exit along with former Arsenal midfielder Edu

  • Dunga was sacked after a poor Copa America which included loss to Peru 
  • Corinthians president confirmed Tite had left the club on Wednesday 
  • Tite, in his role of head coach, will be joined by former Arsenal player Edu 
  • Tite will not manage Brazil’s Olympic squad this summer in Rio 

Tite has been named as the new head coach of Brazil following the sacking of Dunga.

Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade confirmed on Wednesday that Tite had left the Sao Paulo club to join the national team.

He will be expected to overhaul the team and improve it after they failed to get out of the group stage of this year’s Copa America.

Tite has been named as the new head coach of Brazil after previously managing Corinthians in Sao Paulo

Dunga, who captained Brazil to World Cup success in 1994 and was named head coach for the second time in 2014, was sacked after his side lost 1-0 to Peru, drew 0-0 with Ecuador and beat Haiti 7-1 to finish third in Group B at the tournament in the United States.

De Andrade also confirmed that Tite will not manage Brazil’s Olympics squad in Rio this summer.

The 55-year-old has led the club he has managed three times since 2004 to six major titles.

Dunga reacts to his Brazil side's 1-0 defeat by Peru in the Copa America which resulted in his sacking

Dunga reacts to his Brazil side’s 1-0 defeat by Peru in the Copa America which resulted in his sacking

Tite won six major titles during his three spells as manager of Corinthians which first started in 2004

Tite won six major titles during his three spells as manager of Corinthians which first started in 2004

Former Arsenal midfielder Edu (pictured here after winning the FA Cup with the Gunners in 2005) will join Tite 

Former Arsenal midfielder Edu (pictured here after winning the FA Cup with the Gunners in 2005) will join Tite 

His success with Corinthians includes two Brazilian league titles, a Copa Libertadores and a Club World Cup crown.

Tite will be joined by Edu, the former Arsenal midfielder, who has been the director of football at Corinthians.

‘Tite will no longer work with Corinthians, he accepted the CBF’s offer,’ Andrade said in at a press conference. ‘Also leaving with him is his son, Matheus, and Edu.

‘I was the first person he told of the decision. Until two hours ago I thought that he wouldn’t go, I was surprised.’

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