Mano Menezes, the Brazilian New Coach. Mano Menezes, a specialist who led the big clubs but not overcome slumped well-known outside his own country, on Saturday became the coach of Brazil when he accepted the offer of five-time world champion.
48-year-old coach, who is now coach Corinthians, asserting that he had accepted an offer Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), which on Friday rejected Muricy Ramalho because his club, Fluminense, refused to release him."For all of Brazil, I say that I officially accepted the invitation," Menezes said at a press conference at his club. "I am very proud and delighted," he said. "We should have 30, 40, or 50 percent are very good professionals in Brazil, so when I was second on that list, it is good for me." Menezes replace Dunga, who quit after Brazil surprisingly lost in the quarterfinals of the Dutch World Cup three weeks ago. The two coaches who came from the southern part of Brazil was regarded as more a part of Europe from the country. Menezes, who had never played professionally, will have a huge task, namely trying to rebuild the national team of Brazil, who lost confidence after playing poorly in South Africa, and won six world champions when they hosted the World Cup in 2014. World Cup champions in their own homeland is seen as liabilities by 190 million population of Brazil. With the failure of Brazil became champions in their homeland in 1950 is still referred to as a matter of course, pressure on Menezes and his team will be the biggest so far. He also will be under pressure to restore a more attractive style of play. Many people feel that an attractive style of play is lost under the leadership of Dunga. One of the biggest problems is the Brazilian will automatically qualify for the World Cup finals as hosts and will not compete in a soccer game, with only one year Copa America and Confederations Cup again in 2013 to test the team. If not, he will undergo a friendship matches in a long time, starting with an away match against the United States August 10. Menezes (48) became famous in 2005 when he led the former South American champion, Gremio, up from the second division. In determining an incredible game, four players are removed from the field Gremio match, managed to thwart the opponent's penalty kicks, Nautico, and then scored one goal to win 1-0 and won promotion. Two years later, he led the team charge into the Libertadores Cup final, the same level with the Champions League. He later joined the Corinthians, a club that is much more popular, and brought them out of the second division in 2008. Since then, the team won the Copa Brasil care and bringing players who become champions Brazil to World Cup, Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos. CBF President Ricardo Teixeira said in a statement that the Brazilian national team will be less dependent on the foreign players to strengthen the club, a risky strategy that does not work when tested over the years. "Brazil, as the new coach told me, would be significantly strengthened by the players who played for Brazilian clubs, Mano Menezes is the right person to lead this process," said Teixeira. "I am sure he will undertake the huge task until 2014. He showed courage and pride in utilizing the opportunity to be every coach's dream world," he said.