Dunga is set to replace Scolari.Reuters

Brazil's former World Cup-winning skipper Dunga is reportedly set to fill the post of the coach of the national team, with the Brazilian Football Confederation set to make an official announcement on Tuesday.

Dunga, who formerly served as coach of the national side from 2006 to 2010 - after taking over the reins from Carlos Alberto Parreira, was heavily criticized for his 2010 World Cup squad selection, which resulted in his sacking.

Ironically, like Luis Felipe Scolari who lost his job after the 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in the World Cup third place playoff earlier this month, Dunga was ousted as coach after Brazil's defeat at the hands of the same team in the quarterfinals of the 2010 World Cup.

Dunga, however, has had a good run with the team in 2007, where he led them to a Copa America triumph, and also bagged the Confederations Cup in 2009.

As per Brazilian media, Corinthians boss Tite and Sao Paolo manager Muricy Ramalho were also vying for the post but the news was later dismissed by both parties.

Despite having a glorious international career as both player and coach, Dunga did not find much success at his last job as coach of Inter Milan, where he spent 10 months before being sacked in October 2013.

"He is the front runner in the list and things are moving forward satisfactorily," Reuters quoted a source close to the event.

"There were important meetings that took place in São Paulo, and Gilmar is fine-tuning details already."

Brazilian forward Hulk, who plays for Russian side Zenit St Petersburg, shared his opinion on the matter.

"I hope his replacement is Brazilian. I see Germany, who won the title, Italy, Argentina, Brazil always had one of their own in charge. I hope that remains so with us."

Hulk also lauded former coach Scolari for having led the team to the 2002 World Cup triumph and 2013 Confederations Cup win.

"'Felipao' made history with the Selecao. He won a World Cup, a Confederations Cup. But sadly, he couldn't win a sixth title."