Corinthians announces Menezes as coach for 2014

Corinthians says former Brazil coach Mano Menezes is returning

to the team for the 2014 season.

Menezes is replacing Tite, who helped the team win the Copa

Libertadores and Club World Cup last year but did not have his

contract extended.

Menezes first coached Corinthians from 2007-10. He helped the

club win the second division and return to the top flight in 2008.

Under Menezes, Corinthians also won the Brazilian Cup and the Sao

Paulo state championship in 2009.

Corinthians struggled this year, finishing only 10th in the

20-team Brazilian league. The team also was eliminated in the

quarterfinals of the Brazilian Cup.

Menezes was Brazil coach from 2010-12, before Luiz Felipe

Scolari took over the national team.