first_imgTite got his nickname as a talented young player from Tite got his nickname as a talented young player from Luiz Felipe Scolari, Dungas predecessor, who reportedly garbled his name when he introduced him to the directors of a local football club. He hung up his boots at the relatively young age of 28 due to knee injuries and turned to coaching, leading Gremio to win the Brazilian Cup in 2001. Corinthians fans credit him with nothing short of a renaissance. “Thanks to you, my children watched Corinthians win more titles in two years than I saw in 20 and my father in 40. Thank you Tite!” one fan wrote on Twitter. “Tite deserves the national team, but the national team and the CBF dont deserve Tite,” tweeted another. The new coach inherits the team in the middle of a troubled World Cup qualifying campaign. They are currently in sixth place in their regional group, which would be too low to qualify. Brazil prides itself on being the only team to have played in every World Cup, and leads the all-time winners list with five titles. Meanwhile, Olympic team coach Micale will be in the spotlight when the Rio Games kick off on August 5 and Brazil goes for its first football gold. Chief on the player list should be Barcelona striker Neymar, who was absent from the Copa America after his club side made that a pre-condition of releasing him for the Olympics. AFP KHS KHSlast_img read more