Brazil’s coach, Tite, resigned after his team was ousted from the World Cup by Croatia on penalties on December 9 in the quarterfinals.
No of how well Brazil performed, the 61-year-old said he would stand down before the competition.
In his two World Cup tournaments, he was eliminated in the round of the quarterfinals. He assumed the role in 2016 and won the Copa America in 2019.
“It is very difficult,” said Tite.
“The cycle ended and I said that one and a half years ago. I needed to have the full cycle and now I have the full cycle and have followed the moments.”
Asked whether he had left a legacy, he said: “Time will answer that.”
In his 81 games as coach, he won 61 and lost 7.