Selecao’s coach stepped down from his role after getting knocked out against Croatia.

No one speculated the tournament’s favourites to go out in this manner and Brazil couldn’t believe it when Croatia knocked them out on penalties. Croatia advanced to the semi-finals, where they will face Argentina, who defeated the Netherlands on penalties as well. Despite having an embarrassment of riches in attackers, Brazil couldn’t make it through.

Meanwhile, with Brazil exiting, head coach Tite announced his departure as manager, leaving Brazil without a coach. A foreign manager will be an unlikely option in Brazil but an indigenous manager might be a probable replacement.

1.     Abel Ferreira

When Tite indicated before the World Cup that he will stand down as Brazil’s manager after the tournament, ESPN speculated that Abel Ferreira, the current head coach of Palmeiras in Portugal, could be an outside candidate for the Brazil team. Abel Ferreira has extensive management expertise, however, he has never led a large club in his career. Ferreira has previously managed in Brazil, Greece, and his native Portugal. He led Palmeiras to two Copa Libertadores and a total of six titles.

2.     Fernando Diniz

Because of his tiki-taka style and possession-based play, Fernando Diniz is recognized as the Brazilian Guardiola. Diniz has managed over 17 Brazilian clubs over his tenure, including Fluminense, Sau Paulo, and Santos. Dubbed the greatest Brazilian manager, he guided Sao Paulo to a 17-match unbeaten record in Serie A from September to December.

He also has one of the finest win percentages, and he could be a good fit for this Brazil side, playing offensive football. Despite his lack of trophies, he has the potential to be Brazil’s leading manager.

3.     Renato Gaucho

Renato Gaucho is one of the favourites to be named the next Brazilian manager. Gaucho has managed Gremio and Flamengo, won the Copa Libertadores and the Recopa Sudamericana, which is equivalent to the European Super Cup with Gremio and reaching the final with Flamengo. Although Renato is currently out of work following an unpleasant time at his last club, he could be considered Brazil’s next head coach.

4.     Dorival Júnior

Junior has been the head coach of over 25 Brazilian clubs, including Flamengo, Palmeiras, Sao Paulo, Santos, and Fluminense. Dorival Junior oversaw Neymar and Robinho at Santos, so he knows what it’s like to handle top players. Brazil is already stocked with them. Dorival Junior won every potential trophy with every possible club. His name was mentioned when Tite announced in 2016 that he would step aside after the 2022 World Cup.

5.     Thomas Tuchel

Tuchel, who is currently not the manager of any club, could be a contender if Brazil opts for a top manager. The former Chelsea manager, who facilitated the club to the Champions League, might be a great replacement for Brazil, and his aggressive style of play will be beneficial for the 2026 World Cup.

Brazil should now go outside the box for managers, as many international coaches are accessible. Some are well accustomed to dealing with large egos, as Brazil does. Tuchel may not be an ideal figure, but if Brazil does look for a fresh coach, Tuchel ought to be the one.

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