Telê Santana

Telê Santana da Silva, also known as Telê Santana (July 26, 1931 – April 21, 2006), was a Brazilian football manager and former player (right winger). He was born in Itabirito, Minas Gerais.

Telê was the manager responsible for putting together the 1982 and 1986 Brazil national squads, best remembered as one of the greatest teams in history never to win a World Cup. He was also a highly successful manager of various club teams, including the legendary 1992 and 1993 São Paulo, and was also very influential with Atlético Mineiro and Fluminense.

Telê is often named the most important football manager ever in Brazil by sports journalists. His preferred style of play was very offensive-minded, and he believed in relentless repetition of basic plays and set piece training.

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