Tite, who coached Brazil for over a year before leaving his position with the national team, will take over as head coach of Flamengo, the Rio de Janeiro club said on Monday.
“We had frank, direct discussions and they ended in an excellent way,” club vice-president Marcos Braz told Globoesporte, adding that the formal presentation will take place on Tuesday. “We had frank, direct discussions and they ended in an excellent way.”
The selection of the 62-year-old man comes only two weeks after the dismissal of the Argentine Jorge Sampaoli.
Tite resigned from his position as coach of Brazil in December of last year after the tournament favourites were eliminated by Croatia in the quarterfinals of the 2022 World Cup.
He led the Selecao for a total of 81 matches over his six years as head coach, with a record of 60 victories, 15 draws, and just six losses during that time.
Under his direction, Brazil was victorious in the 2019 Copa America tournament, but they were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup by Belgium in the quarterfinals.
Sampaoli was fired by Flamengo at the end of September, barely five months after he had been hired by the club.
The club’s failure to advance beyond the round of 16 in the Copa Libertadores and their subsequent loss in the Brazilian Cup final were the former Marseille coach’s responsibility to pay for.
The seven-time Brazilian champions, whose most recent league victory came in 2020, are now ranked fifth in the Brazilian league, 11 points behind the leaders Botafogo. Their most recent league title was in 2020.