Big Phil axed after just 20 months in charge.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was axed from his position on Monday morning following the country’s first back-to-back defeats on home soil for 74 years, the Independent reports.
Reports coming from the country’s FA have suggested that they will not be renewing the 65-year-old’s contract, which is due to expire later on this summer.
Scolari met with Brazilian Football Confederation officials on Saturday night after his side failed to restore pride in their shattered challenge for the World Cup by losing 3-0 in the third place play-off against the Netherlands.
This came just days after they were humbled 7-1 by eventual winners Germany in the semi-final and the defeats also hand him the wretched record of recording the Selecao’s first back-to-back defeats on home soil in 74 years.
After the third-place play-off Scolari had said: “My future is not yet decided. It’s CBF who will tell me whether I’ll stay or not.”
Reportedly not wanting to overshadow the World Cup final on Sunday, he added: “I won’t discuss this with press today.”
Before the tournament fans believed he would mastermind their path to success and emulate what he had achieved in 2002 when Brazil went on to lift the trophy in Japan and Korea.
However, the loss of key men Neymar and Thiago Silva meant that the side were unprepared to face a difficult challenge from Germany and lost their confidence for the follow up clash with the Dutch.