"Former Corinthians boss Tite remains favourite to replace Scolari with Sao Paulo manager Muricy Ramalho also in the running."
Brasilia, July 13 - Barcelona star Daniel Alves says there is no demerit in replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari with a foreign coach following Brazil's humiliating World Cup exit.

Four days after their record-breaking 1-7 semi-final defeat to Germany, Brazil lost 0-3 to the Netherlands in the battle for third place in Brasilia, Saturday night, reports Xinhua.

I think a foreign coach could add something, said Alves, an unused substitute at the Mane Garrincha stadium Saturday.

I'm not going to start a campaign for any coach to come but I don't see any demerit (in appointing a foreign coach). They can bring things that are different to our football.

The Barcelona right-back added: I think the best way to evolve is sometimes to admit that somebody else does things better than you. There's nothing wrong with saying that, whether it be in football or anything else in life.

After the match Scolari said Brazil's football confederation would decide his fate.

That has to be decided by the confederation president (Jose Maria Marin), Scolari told a press conference.

When we started we had a deadline to make our jobs available at the end of the World Cup regardless of the result. And that is exactly what we're going to do with a final report for the president.

Local newspaper Folha de S.Paulo quoted Marin as saying Scolari's position had become untenable after the defeat to the Netherlands.

Earlier local media reported that the Brazilian confederation was pursuing Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for the role. Mourinho, who has three seasons left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, has not commented on the speculation.

Former Corinthians boss Tite remains favourite to replace Scolari with Sao Paulo manager Muricy Ramalho also in the running.

Scolari, who coached Brazil to victory at the 2002 World Cup, took charge of the Selecao for a second time in November 2012 following the sacking of Mano Menezes.


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