Brazilian media says national team coach Mano Menezes has been fired.
Local reports say the Brazilian football confederation has decided to fire the coach after a meeting in Sao Paulo on Friday.
The federation has not immediately made an announcement.
The news comes two days after Brazil beat Argentina on penalties to win the Superclassic of the Americas, a two-leg series in which the South American rivals use players from local clubs.
Menezes was heavily criticized earlier this year because of the team's lackluster play, but good results recently had helped ease the complaints from fans and local media.
World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who is without a job, is one of the names touted to replace Menezes.
There are three candidates being considered to replace him: Tite, who lead Corinthians to a Libertadores title; Muricy Ramalho of Santos, who won the title in 2011 and former manager Luis Felipe Scolari.The new manager will be announced in January.
- Brazil's Neymar dribbles the ball during their Clasico de Las Americas international friendly soccer match against Argentina in Buenos Aires November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian Photo: REUTERS
- Brazil's Paulinho (L) passes the ball under pressure from Argentina's Francisco Cerro . REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian Photo: REUTERS
- Paulinho controls the ball under pressure from Leonel Vangioni. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian Photo: REUTERS
- Brazil's national soccer team head coach Mano Menezes drinks some water before the game. REUTERS/Martin Acosta Photo: REUTERS
- Fans of Argentina look on before the game. REUTERS/Martin Acosta Photo: REUTERS
- Brazil's forward Neymar gestures during the Americas' Super Derby. Photo: Getty Images
- Argentina's midfielder Walter Montillo (L) vies for the ball with Paulinho. Photo: Getty Images
- Argentina's forward Juan Manuel Martinez (R) vies for the ball with Brazil'sforward Fred Photo: Getty Images
- Neymar tries an overhead kick while Argentines look on. Photo: Getty Images