The Selecao's interim assistant for September's Gillette Brasil Global Tour believes nobody is more qualified to get Brazil back on track following their World Cup disappointment
The former World Cup-winner has been handed a temporary role as assistant coach for the Gillette Brasil Global Tour double-header next month, which will see Brazil meet Colombia and Ecuador in the United States.
The two were team-mates at the 1990 World Cup, which ended in disappointment and heavy criticism of the team's playing style, and in 1994 when Dunga captained Brazil to their fourth world title.
"The first thing I'd say is that no one overcomes adversity better than this coach. We came in for so much criticism in 1990 and Dunga was dubbed a failure," he told Fifa.com.
"A lot of people said he wouldn't be back, but he showed them by returning as the captain who lifted the trophy four years later. There's no better inspiration for this team than Dunga."
The former Deportivo La Coruna man, who made 59 appearances in a 10-year international career, went on to say that he believes the fallout from July's defeat to Germany will ultimately make Brazil stronger.
"I remember one qualifying match at the Morumbi when we got booed for the whole 90 minutes even though we were at home and we were winning [against Ecuador in 1993].
"Experiences like that are all good for you. They toughen you up. They're an inspiration for the players who'll be in the team in Russia in 2018 and who'll be going for the title to make up for this defeat."