Friday 20 July 2018

Dunga names new Brazil coaches

NEW Brazil coach Dunga has named Andrey Lopes as his assistant manager and given former World Cup winners Taffarel and Mauro Silva places on his backroom team, the Brazilian Football Confederation said.

The little-known Lopes was Dunga's assistant when he coached Internacional last year.

Taffarel, who will be goalkeeping coach, played alongside Dunga when they won the World Cup in 1994, as did Mauro Silva, the former midfielder, who Dunga said would help him where and when needed. They were among the 13 new names appointed to provide backup to Dunga.

"We are calling up players who were world champions so wehave that DNA in our team," Gilmar Rinaldi, the technical director in charge of Brazil's men's, youth and women's sides, told a news conference in Rio de Janeiro.

"We want these professionals to be our critical eyes, pointing out where we can improve."

The appointments came the day after Dunga was named coachfor a second time, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after the World Cup.

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