Dunga to return as Brazil coach?
Former Brazil captain Dunga has been tipped to make a sensational return as head coach of the Selecao.
The World Cup hosts' dreams of winning their sixth title on home soil were shattered emphatically after Luiz Felipe Scolari's side were humiliated 7-1 in the semi-finals by eventual champions Germany.
Their misery was further compounded by a 3-0 loss to Holland in the third-place playoff, resulting in Scolari's inevitable sacking.
According to wire reports, it now looks like the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) are ready to turn back to former midfielder Dunga to pick up the pieces and restore the Selecao to their former glory, having established talks with the former defensive midfielder earlier in the week.
If appointed, it will be a second spell in charge of Brazil for the 50-year-old, who was Brazil coach from 2006 to 2010. He lost the job after Brazil were eliminated from the 2010 World Cup in the quarter-finals by Holland.
A source told Reuters that Dunga, whose actual name is Carlos Bledorn Verri, was in pole position for the post due to his good relationship with newly-appointed Brazil general manager Gilmar Rinaldi.
A second source said: "He is the front runner in the list and things are moving forward satisfactorily.
"There were important meetings that took place in Sao Paulo, and Gilmar is fine-tuning details already."
Despite speculation in the Brazil media, former Corinthians coach Tite and Sao Paulo manager Muricy Ramalho were not favourites for the job, according to the two sources.
Dunga was last in charge of Internacional, where he was fired last October following four successive defeats in the Brazilian top-flight.