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Former AC Milan coach Leonardo confirms he is interested in coaching Brazil

Former AC Milan coach Leonardo has admitted he is interested in replacing Carlos Dunga as Brazil national team coach.

Dunga was fired as head coach of the Selecao following their 2010 World Cup elimination by the Netherlands at the quarter-final stage of the tournament, and while ex-Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has been linked with the job, Leonardo has been the first to publicly express an interest in the vacancy.

"I'd like to coach Brazil," he told Sky Sport 24.

The 40-year-old's only managerial position to date has been a single season stint at Italian giants AC Milan during the 2009-10 campaign where he helped take the club to the knockout stages of the Champions League and finished third in Serie A.

Leonardo made 60 appearances for the Brazil national side during his playing days, scoring six goals.

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