Managing on

BRAZIL MANAGER, Carlos Alberto Parreira, became the 17th national boss to lose his job after the World Cup, and a successor is not in sight.

He followed the US’s Bruce Arena out of the door, whose departure last week may pave the way for the appointment of Jürgen Klinsman. The Germany coach resigned despite widespread demands for him to continue. Another German manager who had already downed tools during the tournament, Otto Pfister, has been reappointed by the Togolese football association.

Newly independent Serbia has named Spain’s Javier Clemente as its new coach – the 56-year-old has previously been in charge of his country’s national side.