Mano Menezes is the new coach of Brazil

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July 24th, 2010

Today, the CBF site published an official note to inform that Mano Menezes is the new coach of Brazil National team. Yesterday, Muricy Ramalho was invited, but could not accept the invitation because he already had a contract with another team.

Mano Menezes (see official site and wikipedia), born in 1962, is currently coach of Corinthians, in Sao Paulo.

His name is Luis Antônio Venker de Menezes. In Portuguese, “mano” is synonym (not slang) for “brother”; the term “mano”, however, is used as slang for “close friend”.

And Mano is indeed a nice person, close friend to several players, team directors, journalists, etc.  His twitter is said to be the second most popular in Brazil – only one popular TV star has more followers than Mano.

As a football player, he only performed in amateur teams, and there is nothing worthy commenting.

As a coach, he had two titles in the State League of Rio Grande do Sul in 2006 and 2007 and another one in Sao Paulo in 2009; at national level, he won the Cup of Brazil in 2009.

CBF considered that these credentials are good enough to lead Mano Menezes to be the the coach who will try to win the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, certainly the most important tournament ever disputed by the Brazilian National Team.

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