Brazil fire Mano Menezes as manager and with it they become more like Chelsea and less likely to win the World Cup on home soil.

Menezes has struggled to beat the top teams and that is worrying. But recent form suggests he is getting closer to finding his ideal team and ideal formation.

The ridiculous thing about this is that Mano’s critics want a more expansive style of play, more attacking and more goals.

They know nothing about football. They have been crying out for the return of Luiz Felipe Scolari or for Tite to take over. Both of those managers are winners (as Menezes was) but they practice dour, defensive football.

They are not the answer.

Once again, impatience has won out in football.