Brazil confirm Scolari exit

The Brazilian Football Federation has confirmed that Luiz Felipe Scolari has left his position as coach of the national team, ESPN has reported.

Earlier, rumours in Brazil had suggested that Scolari had offered his resignation during discussions on Saturday evening, and late on Monday the CBF announced that they had accepted the 65-year-old’s proposal and that they are now looking for a new manager.

He leaves after guiding his nation to the semi-finals of the World Cup as hosts, where they were thumped 7-1 by Germany, a result and performance which enraged a large number of Brazilian supporters. His last game in charge was the third place play-off on Saturday, which they lost 3-0 to the Netherlands.

Scolari’s second spell as Brazil boss comes after 19 wins, six draws and four defeats in the 29 matches which he has overseen since being appointed in December 2012. He also led them to success in the Confederations Cup in 2013, where they beat Spain in final. In his first spell in charge, he and his team won the World Cup in 2002.

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