7 things you should know about incoming Brazil boss Tite – and what’s on his plate

1. He’s not big pals with Big Phil

When Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked by Chelsea in 2009, he didn’t leave many friends behind in the Blues’ dressing room. He did have Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, better known as Tite (pronounced chi-chi), though (if not at Stamford Bridge) – a former footballer he played alongside in the ‘70s and could trust with his secrets. Well, that was then. Now they don’t talk to each other and haven’t since a controversial episode in 2010.

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Marcus Alves

Marcus Alves is a freelance journalist based in Lisbon and has written for FourFourTwo since 2012. He can also be found at BBC Sport, the Telegraph, Kicker and Yahoo. A former ESPN reporter, he covered 12 games in 15 days during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but can barely remember any of them. He blames cachaça for that.