Will Pep Guardiola become the new Brazil manager?
Rumours suggest the former Barcelona boss is being lined up to replace Mano Menezes
No, Pep Guardiola has been ruled out as the potential successor to the recently fired Mano Menezes, with Brazil FA president Jose Marin stating that they are unlikely to hire a non-Brazilian coach.
“I find it hard (to believe) that Brazil’s next coach will be a foreign,” he told the Terra website.
“I have the greatest respect for Guardiola, but Brazil has won all of its five World Cups with Brazilian coaches. I haven’t talk to any (possible coaches) yet. I’m waiting for the end of Brasileirao. A decision might be made in January, in which case I will talk to reporters in a press conference and announce the new coach.
“The next coach must have an adequate profile to lead Brazil to its top goal, which is winning the 2014 World Cup.”
Who will become the new manager of the Brazilian national side following the sacking of Mano Menezes?
Brazil FA Director Andres Sanchez revealed that former World Cup winner Luis Felipe Scolari is being lined up to take over as manager of the national team once again.
Scolari previously managed Brazil from 2001-2002, guiding the team to their last World Cup win.
Sanchez said: “As far as I know, Felipao (Scolari) has agreed terms. I know from credible sources that this happened.