The Brazilian soccer federation offered Ramalho the national team job Friday, but the deal was pending an agreement with Fluminense, whose contract with the coach goes until the end of 2012.
On Monday, the national team has to announce its squad for the Aug. 10 friendly against the United States in New Jersey.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.
SAO PAULO (AP) _ The Brazilian Football Federation says it has invited Fluminense coach Muricy Ramalho to lead the national team.
ESPN’s website says that at the end of the meeting Ramalho told reporters: “Who wouldn’t want to coach Brazilian national team?”