Corinthians' Tite to coach Brazil after Dunga

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 16, 2016 10:12 AM
Corinthians' Tite to coach Brazil after Dunga
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015 file photo, Corinthians soccer coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as Tite, flashes a thumbs up as he poses after a team training session at the Itaquerao stadium, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the president of the Corinthians football club announced that Tite, has been named the new coach of Brazil's national team. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
SAO PAULO (AP) — Corinthians manager Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as Tite, has been named the new coach of Brazil's national team, according to his club.

The announcement was made by Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade in a televised news conference on Wednesday, a day after the Brazilian Football Confederation said it had fired Dunga as national coach.

"As of this moment, Tite no longer works for us," Andrade said. "He has accepted the confederation's invitation. Today was his last day with the club."

Dunga was dismissed in the wake of Brazil's elimination from the Copa America in the United States.

Brazil failed to get past the group stage after drawing 0-0 with Ecuador, beating Haiti 7-1 and losing 1-0 to Peru on Sunday.

In 2015, Corinthians won the Brazilian Championship under Tite's leadership. He also coached the in 2012 when it won the regional Copa Libertadores and the Club World Cup in 2012.

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