Comment and Analysis
The 50-year-old succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari to return for his second stint with the Selecao after a largely successful four years in charge between 2006 and 2010.
Rather than grouse about fixture congestion, some MLS managers say they are viewing midseason friendlies against European teams in a positive light.
Goal casts an eye over the transfer activity so far in the current window - who do you think has been the shrewdest bit of business?
There are many worthy contenders for the accolade after a season in which the prizes were shared around, making this the closest race for the award yet.