Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is expected to be appointed as Brazil coach following the resignation of Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) had planned to announce Scolari’s successor last week but instead unveiled a new technical commission headed by former reserve goalkeeper Gilmar.

After initial speculation that the CBF would turn to former Corinthians boss Tite, Globo claims that Dunga has been approached to lead the new era.

The 1994 World Cup winner led Brazil to Copa America success in 2007 and the 2009 Confederations Cup. But he was sacked after Brazil lost their 2010 World Cup quarter-final to Holland, amid complaints that he was too cautious.

Since Dunga was fired, Mano Menezes took over, but he lasted just two years before being replaced by Scolari, whose final game in charge was the 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Germany.

Dunga is now seemingly poised to follow Carlos Alberto Parreira and Scolari in having a second spell in charge of the Selecao.

In his first spell between 2006-10, he oversaw 42 wins in 60 games with 12 draws and six defeats.