Brazil remains in disarray. The infamous ‘Mineirazo’ — a 7-1 thrashing as a result of Germany in the 2014 World Cup on
home soil — and two early Copa America exits have significantly broken the five-time World Glass winners’ confidence.
Having retaken the command of the Selecao at one of the lowest factors in recent history, Dunga fell way short in his
quest to re-establish the world-beating vision of the countrywide team.
His second spell at the helm got off to a good start with 11 successive victories, but a quarterfinal leave to Paraguay
at Copa America 2015 found the spirits change quickly.
After a slow start to World Cup 2018 qualifying, failure to get out of their group at the Copa America Centenario
proved the ultimate straw and left the exclusive image left by past Brazilian factors in tatters.
Now it is Dunga’s replacement, Tite, who is tasked with piecing alongside one another a mosaic from what remains.
Unlike his forerunner, Tite has the overwhelming support of followers and the Brazilian advertising, his recent success in the
national local game the foundation of that support.
After returning from a sabbatical in which he traveled to Europe to review the methods of varied head instructors, including
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and Carlo Ancelotti during his time at Real This town, the 55-year-old guided Corinthians to the
2015 Campeonato Brasileiro name.
It was Tite’s prior stint at the helm of the Sao Paulo giants that garnered much acclaim, however.
The mentor led Corinthians to the Brasileirao trophy in 2011 and used it up with the club’s first Copa Libertadores
success the next year, while Chelsea followers will surely bear in mind the Team World Glass final defeat at the tactile hands of the
Brazilians in Japan in 2012.
Really the only criticism Tite experienced was over his recognized pragmatic, ‘Western european’ practices – this is a mentor who triumphed in the
Libertadores by using a formation that didn’t include a acknowledged striker.
But he has went back from his sabbatical with a far more positive, attacking approach and two-time World Cup winner Ronaldo,
who played out under Tite during the twilight of his career, does not have any hesitation he is the right man to lead the country forward.
“Tite is undoubtedly the best name at this time, he has proved it over the full years at Corinthians and he certainly deserves
this opportunity,” he told Globo Esporte. “He needs to really show the value that wearing the shirt of the Brazilian
nationwide team has.”
After vacating the dugout for last week’s beat to Fluminense amid his impending swap, Tite came back to Arena
Corinthians on Sunday to bet farewell to the supporters who understandably carry him in such high esteem.
It really is his retweaked way that may be of benefit to a Brazil side that has struggled to break groups down, with even
the existence of talisman and captain Neymar.
Essentially the most glaring shortcoming looking for addressing, however, is in the eye-catching department.
Dunga never resolved on a preferred center forwards with Diego Tardelli, Ricardo Roberto and Oliveira Firmino all failing woefully to
build themselves during his reign.
The paucity of options made life difficult, but Firmino is worthy of a recall and 19-year-old Santos ahead Gabriel
Barbosa has shown signs or symptoms of guarantee since breaking in to the relative part this season, while exciting talents Gabriel Jesus and Luan
are possible options to construct for future years.
While Tite may have to negotiate for a comparatively unproven number in assault, there are immediate changes he is able to make to
reinforce the security.
Thiago Silva’s absence from Brazil is a contentious topic.
Dunga sensed the Paris Saint-Germain middle back lacked the mental durability and identity of a leader after separating
himself from his teammates and seeing the charges shootout win over Chile in the last 16 of World Cup 2014 through teary
While Dunga stripped him of the captaincy and discarded him, Tite observed it as a show of power.
“When Thiago demonstrated his emotions, his persona, he revealed his soul and possessed the courage to express his emotion. It’s a
criminal offense what they have to him,” said Tite.
Another potential beneficiary of the new appointment could be Marcelo, the Real This town remaining again trim from the team in
March as Dunga was critical of his attitude.
Bringing such experienced heads back into the squad may help Tite mould a more cohesive atmosphere in the dressing room,
and it is a move he is likely to take.
With Rogerio Micale now taking charge of the quest for a maiden platinum medal at the Rio Olympics, the new coach’s first
match will be a tricky visit to World Glass 2018 qualifying joint-leader Ecuador and things will not get any easier with
Colombia browsing Brazil days and nights later.
The outlook is positive for the popular appointment, even though the style of play will not change drastically, Tite’s
management may bring about the turnaround in fortunes so frantically desired.