With Mano Menezes consigned to the scrapheap just 18-months ahead of the 2014 World Cup, attention has turned to the possible identity of Brazil's next head coach.
Set to be named in January, will the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) give a shot to those who have achieved domestic success in recent years, or turn to a familiar face in the form of Luis Felipe Scolari?
Or, in the absence of outstanding Brazilian candidates, could the Seleção take the field under a foreign coach for the first time? Pep Guardiola is the man many would like to see take the position.
With no-one quite sure which way Brazil will turn, let's take a look at the likely candidates to step into the furnace and guide Brazil into the 2014 World Cup...