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Dunga front-runner for Brazil

Brazil will announce their new head coach on Tuesday, the Brazilian Football Confederation has announced, with former boss Dunga thought to be the hot favourite to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Scolari resigned earlier this week after an ultimately unsuccessful campaign as the World Cup's host nation after being thrashed 7-1 by tournament winners Germany and defeated 3-0 by the Netherlands in the third-place play-off.

The announcement comes on the back of the appointment on Thursday of Gilmar Rinaldi as Brazil's general co-ordinator, with responsibility for all levels of the national team.

"The president of the CBF, Jose Maria Marin, will present the new coach of the Brazilian national team at a news conference at 11 am this Tuesday," read a statement on the CBF's website.

Former boss Dunga, who was in charge of the Selecao from 2006 to 2010, is reportedly the front-runner for the post although former Corinthians boss Tite, Muricy Ramalho of Sao Paulo and another former manager in Vanderlei Luxemburgo are all thought to be in the reckoning.

"We've talked about some things and we are in contact," said Rinaldi as he was unveiled in his new post.

"The most important thing is to define what we want and the profile of the person we want.

"We must recognise that we need to change."

The end of the tournament brought about a considerable change of staff for the team, including resignations from technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira and Scolari's backroom staff.