Luiz Felipe Scolari (AFP)
Rio de Janiero - Brazil football great Zico says coach Luiz Felipe Scolari must be replaced if his country is to move past its disappointing World Cup performance.
The three-time World Cup veteran says Thursday that Brazil should thank Scolari, "but we need to choose new people with new thoughts about how to play the Brazilian way."
Speaking just two days after Brazil's humiliating 7-1 semifinal loss to Germany, Zico said Sao Paulo coach Muricy Ramalho would be an ideal candidate to lead Brazil, while keeping the country's brightest talent playing in the Brazilian league is a critical first recovery step.
He also advocated a change of style, tactics and personnel for the Brazil team.
Zico himself knows the heartbreak of not winning the Soccer World Cup having failed to win soccer's ultimate prize on three occasions.