Brazil manager Tite has announced that he will be stepping down from his position with immediate effect, following their surprise ouster from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The 61 year-old confirmed that he will be leaving following the Selecao’s 4-2 defeat to Croatia via penalties. He had reportedly made the decision to leave after the World Cup back in February.
In his post-match press conference, he said: “As I said, my cycle is over. I said it over a year and a half ago. I’m not a man of two words.”
Tite had been in charge of the Brazilian national team since June 2016, replacing the sacked Dunga and he led the Selecao to win the 2019 Copa America title on home soil which was Brazil’s 9th Copa America title, their first Copa America in 12 years, and their first trophy in 6 years.