RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil already have their new coach ready and waiting after Dorival and his club Sao Paulo announced that the 61-year-old is taking over from sacked Fernando Diniz.

The Brazilian confederation have moved swiftly after top target Carlo Ancelotti decided to extend his club contract in Spain with Real Madrid.

Dorival, who led Sao Paulo to Brazilian Cup success last year, said: “This is the realisation of a personal dream, which was only possible because I received recognition for the work done in São Paulo.

“That is why I have to thank the club for being part of this important period of reconstruction here . . . and also thank the fans for all their love and support.”

Sao Paulo president Julio Casares said: “The offer to Dorival is further proof that we are on the right path. All that remains is for us to wish him good luck in his new challenge.”