In the wake of Argentina’s loss in the World Cup final Alejandro Sabella has left his post as national team coach, while his Brazilian counterpart, Luis Felipe Scolari, already found a new job.
Both men were put under pressure to lift the World Cup trophy in the first tournament to be played in South America since 1978 and both had limited success.
Scolari left his post one day after the tournament ended, following a devastating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-finals, and has now returned to the club where he originally made his name in the mid-1990s, Grêmio, in a decision that the Porto Alegre team announced via their Facebook page yesterday.
Sabella, meanwhile, announced earlier today that he will not continue to coach the Argentinian team after his side were beaten after extra-time in the final against Germany.
While the man to replace Scolari is the man who is responsible for Brazil’s elimination at the quarter-final stage of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Carlos Dunga, Sabella’s replacement is yet to be announced, but Columbia’s José Pékerman is the favourite to take over the role.
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