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Brazil 2022 World Cup coach Tite now handles local club



FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 - Quarter Final - Croatia v Brazil - Education City Stadium, Doha, Qatar - December 9, 2022 Brazil coach Tite REUTERS/Matthew Childs/file photo Acquire Licensing Rights  

Former Brazil coach Tite has taken charge at Flamengo after signing a deal through to December 2024, the Brazilian club said on Monday.

The 62-year-old, who left the Brazil team after their quarter-final exit at the World Cup in Qatar last year, replaces Jorge Sampaoli.

“(Tite) arrives to take charge of the team in the final stretch of the ‘Brasileirao’ and throughout next year’s season,” Flamengo said in a statement.

Tite has previously coached a string of Brazilian sides including Corinthians, with whom he won the Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup in 2012, as well as Gremio, Atletico Mineiro and Palmeiras.

Flamengo are fifth after 26 matches in the Brazilian top flight. They next face Cruzeiro on Oct. 19.


Sampaoli was sacked last month with Flamengo failing to defend their Brazilian Cup title after losing to Sao Paulo in the finals.



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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