Brazil’s coach, Luiz Felipe Scolar,i has resigned following the host nation’s disastrous end to their World Cup campaign.
The Selecao were defeated by a record breaking 7-1 scoreline in the semi-finals of this summer’s tournament by eventual champions, Germany.
A first defeat on home soil in 39 years.
It was followed up by a comprehensive 3-0 defeat by the Netherlands in the third place play-off, condemning Brazil to successive defeats for only the second time in their history.
Whilst initially indicating that his intention was not to stand down, Coach Scolari is reported by Globo TV as having handed in his resignation.
Other outlets in Brazil are also beginning to follow up this report and are quoting Brazilian Football Confederation sources as confirming it.
The 65-year-old returned to the Brazil post in November 2012, just over a decade on from his first spell with the Selecao, that had ended after winning the 2002 World Cup.