Top Five Candidates to Replace Dunga As Brazilian Manager

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Top Five Candidates to Replace Dunga As Brazilian Manager

To make sure that no one gets confused about the last several days regarding the Brazilian national team coaching staff, post the Dutch disaster, here is what happened:

July 2: Brazil loses, Dunga quits two hours after the game.

July 3/4 (Overnight flights): Brazilian team reaches Brazil— some to Rio, some to Sao Paulo. Dunga receives applause when he reaches Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil as he comes into the airport.

He then states that he may have quit too soon and does not discard the possibility of continuing to head of the national team.

July 4- CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation) makes it official. Dunga and every coach on his staff is fired.

CBF state that they want a coach in place by the Aug. 10 friendly they have planned against the United States in New Jersey. The fact is, however, the next four years for the side will not be like the previous four.

Brazil has to play in the Copa America next year, but after that, it will be a while before any other competition, as they do not have to qualify for 2014 since they are the hosts.

The Confederations Cup of 2013 is far away, but prior to the 2014 Cup Brazil has only those two competitions to participate in.

Despite the CBF desire to have a permanent coach in place within the next month, one is not really needed.

Yes, we need a coach, but we don't need one that is only focused on the national team. We can have a coach who is currently coaching in Brazil, but who is also able to take care of the less than full calendar the CBF has for the Selecao.

With that said, there are five names being thrown around a lot in the press lately, and here they are in order from least likely to most likely.

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