PORT ELIZABETH - Brazil coach Dunga made
it clear he would not continue in the job after his side lost
2-1 to Netherlands in their World Cup quarter-final on Friday.
Asked about his future, he told
reporters: "We knew when I
started that I would be here for four years."
"It's sad, it's difficult, nobody
prepares to lose."
replaced Carlos Alberto Parreira in July 2006,
immediately after the last World Cup.
A hard-tackling midfielder in his
playing days, Dunga
captained the Brazil team that won the 1994 World Cup and
finished runners-up four years later.
He was a surprising choice, having
had no previous coaching
experience, and his appointment was a response to a perceived
lack of discipline and commitment among the players.
His first decision was to drop
stalwarts such as Cafu,
Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos and he later lost patience with
Ronaldinho, leaving him out of the squad for South Africa.
Dunga's team won the Copa America
in 2007 and the
Confederations Cup in 2009, also finishing top of the South
American World Cup qualifying group, but many fans and pundits
did not like their physical, counter-attacking style.
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