Just like managing the Yankees or coaching the Lakers, running Brazil's men's soccer program brings with it sky-high expectations and win-or-your-out pressure.
The Brazilians see themselves as soccer's gold standard, with five World Cup titles and the most recognizable brand in the world.
So it comes as no surprise that just shortly after their 2-1 loss to Mexico in the Olympic final on Saturday, coach Meno Menezes was already facing questions about his job.
"Defeat in one match, just like victory in one match, should not have a decisive influence at that level," he said. "Had we won, that would not have solved all of our problems, either."
— Jon Krawczynski — Twitter http://twitter.com/APKrawczynski
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