Brazil’s 1994 world cup winning captain Dunga was appointed his country’s national team manager for a second time on Tuesday.
The appointment comes two week’s after Brazil suffered a humiliating 7-1 thrashing by Germany in the World Cup semi finals – a defeat that ultimately led to the resignation of form coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Dunga, whose appointment has been met with mixed reactions following his last stint in charge, said: “I deeply believe in the Brazilian fans and the love Brazilian fans have for the national team, they will understand our work and what we are trying to do for the national team, our larger goals. And, as I said, I’m not feeling this massive rejection that you’re talking about.”
50-year old Dunga first took charge of the Selecao in 2006 but four years later was sacked after his side were eliminated from quarter-finals at the World Cup in South Africa.
His first competitive matches in charge will be at next year’s Copa America in Chile.