(ANSA) – RIO DE JANEIRO, JUL 26 – Telé Santana, the Seleçao coach in two world championships (including that of 1982), is the best coach in the history of Brazilian football. This was proclaimed by the referendum between 103 technicians and former team members conducted by the media of the Globo group. Each of the respondents (actually 105, but the two former coaches Leao and Dunga did not want to vote) could express three preferences, with three points for the first, two for the second and one for the third.
Eventually Telé Santana, who died in 2006 and would have turned 91 today, two-time club world champion (1992 and 1993) at the helm of San Paolo, scored 158 points.
On the podium with him two other former national team coaches who, unlike Telé, won the World Cup as coaches, Mario Zagallo (champion in 1970, after having triumphed twice as a footballer) with 146 points, and Luiz Felipe Scolari with 53.
The current Seleçao coach, Tite, is seventh in this ranking which also includes, at 31st place with a single point, that Sebastiao Lazaroni, coach of Brazil in Italy ’90 and then coach of Fiorentina and Bari. And in Puglia. he was then sacked after 18 games in Serie B, 1992-’93 season. (HANDLE).