The job of Brazil coach is at the best of times a pressure cooker and any defeat or deflating performance justifies leveling unrestrained criticism at his address. When Tite succeeded Carlos Dunga four years ago and steered Brazil through the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup with ease, he became King Midas. Brazil’s game had become stale and reactionary under Dunga, and the results were middling. Tite quickly restored the Seleção’s standing and imbued the team with swagger again.
Recently, he no longer was Brazil’s darling coach. Since the World Cup and defeat against Belgium,