Mano Menezes out as Brazil coach

Julian Finney

Brazil have parted ways with manager Mano Menezes, 18 months before they host the 2014 World Cup. Menezes, who replaced Dunga following the Selecao's quarterfinal exit in South Africa two years ago, took the team to both the 2011 Copa America and the Olympic games in London, failing to win either tournament despite Brazil being favourites both times.

During his 30 months in charge, Menezes' record is impressive but not spectacular -- a 64 percent win rate is excellent, but there were no major scalps or even particularly impressive games he could point to as emblematic of his reign. In that regard, this doesn't come as much of a surprise. Brazil are desperate to win on home soil in 2014, and nothing in Menezes' resume indicated that that was particularly likely to happen. In line to replace him is, apparently, former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who won the World Cup in 2002. We won't know any details until January, however, so let the speculation begin.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.