Dunga appointed coach of Al Rayyan
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Brazilian football great Dunga out of work since last year's FIFA World Cup™ is to coach Qatari side Al Rayyan, a club source confirmed on Monday.

The 47-year-old - who captained Brazil to the 1994 FIFA World Cup trophy - replaces compatriot Paulo Autuori, who has moved on to coach the Qatari Under-23 side, who are involved in 2012 Olympic Men's Football Tournament qualifiers.

Dunga, who was sacked as Brazil coach after they went out of the FIFA World Cup in the quarter-finals, will be officially unveiled as coach by the club this week.

"Yes Al Rayyan will be coached by Dunga," a club official said. "His name was recommended by Autuori."

Qatar has seen a spate of coaching changes recently. Earlier this month Brazilian Sebastiao Lazaroni was named the coach of the national side after Serbian Milovan Rajevac was sacked just five months into the job.

Rajevac - who guided Ghana to the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals last year - had taken over from Frenchman Bruno Metsu, who was let go in January after Qatar were knocked out of the AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals.

The Qatar Stars League, the country's top competition, is set to begin on 16 September.