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The 48-year-old was unhappy with the sacking of national team coach Mano Menezes last week and handed in his resignation in protest of his dismissal

Andres Sanchez has resigned as director of the Brazil national team.

The 48-year-old was unhappy at the sacking of coach Mano Menezes last week and gave his letter of resignation to president Jose Maria Marin.

Under the former Corinthians boss, the Selecao were only only able to take silver in the 2012 Olympic Games and were eliminated by Paraguay on penalties in the quarter-finals of the 2011 Copa America.

He was sacked on the ground of poor performance, and Sanchez was quick to criticise the decision, and has now stepped down from his own position in protest.

It has been widely reported that 1994 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira will take over the role.

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