Several injuries have meant the last few weeks have been more than forgettable for the head-coach.
After his miss for Gremio he more than made up for it representing Brazil at the Copa America.
Despite international success, coaches at home in Brazil face no real job security.
The tournament held across Argentina and Colombia has several problems to resolve.
The match against Japan will prove to be vital for his job security with Ecuador.
Their loss to Colombia is not disastrous, but clearly shows a team in transition.
Veterans still form a big part of Chile's Copa America squad.
Facing their semi-final match-up this week, Ecuador are seeking World Cup glory with two more wins.
After another temper tantrum, it appears as if Neymar will lose the Brazil captaincy to Dani Alves.
Despite starring for Manchester City, Sergio Aguero may struggle to be part of Argentina's Copa America campaign.