The Selecao was given a complete facelift following their World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany and the Roma defender believes new management can lead the team back to gloryMaicon believess the former world champions overseeing the Brazil revolution will inspire the current current squad back to greatness.
The national team arrived in Miami this week for the Gillette Brasil Global tour clash with Colombia on Friday, having undergone a complete overhaul following a 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany.
Gilmar was appointed as Technical coordinator, Dunga was reinstalled as coach, Taffarel as goalkeepering coach, and Mauro Silva has joined the team in North America as interim assistant – all four of whom were part of the 1994 side that was crowned world champions in USA.
"Dunga has experienced everything a player both on and off the pitch," said Maicon, who is one of the 10 players from Scolari's World Cup party to have retained his place in the squad.
"I think having been a player is a very important credential for someone wants to be a successful coach.
"This is also the case of Gilmar, Taffarel, and Mauro Silva, who are also here with us. Dunga was a winning player, a world champion. He is an example to be followed for all that he achieved on the field and that experience shows now."
The 33-year-old Roma right-back was a regular during Dunga's first four years in charge between 2006 and 2010.
He initially lost his place to Dani Alves ahead of World Cup 2014 but was drafted back into the line-up by former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, starting in both the quarter-final and semi-final, and is set to start ahead of Porto's Danilo on Friday.
Expected XI vs Colombia: Jefferson; Maicon, Miranda, David Luiz, Filipe Luis; Ramires, Luiz Gustavo; Willian, Oscar, Neymar (c); Diego Tardelli