Muricy Ramalho will take over the vacant Brazil job, after the Fluminense coach met with CBF head Ricardo Teixeira.
SporTV reports that Ramalho met with Teixeira on Friday afternoon, when the coach was made aware of the CBF's interest in him succeeding former tecnico Dunga. The 1994 World Cup winning captain was sacked shortly after the Selecao crashed out of this summer's event in South Africa at the quarter-final stage.
Ex-Palmeiras head Ramalho currently tops the Brasileirao Serie A with his Fluminense side, and is highly rated in domestic football. He had previously won three national titles with Sao Paulo in consecutive years in 2006, 2007 and 2008.