Brazil’s football confederation (CBF) took to Twitter on Monday to confirm the appointment of Tite as the new national team coach.
The news had been disclosed by his former club Corinthians on Wednesday of last week after an outburst from one of their directors.
“Tite is the new coach of Brazil,” said a simple statement on the CBF Twitter account ahead of a press conference to introduce the 55-year-old.
“The objective is qualification for the World Cup,” said Tite during the press conference.
The Selecao currently sit outside the Conmebol qualification positions with just two wins from their first six games in the World Cup 2018 qualifying competition.
Tite – whose real name is Adenor Leonardo Bacchi – has coached a string of top clubs in Brazil, including Gremio, Atletico Mineiro and Palmeiras, as well as Al Ain and Al Wahda in the United Arab Emirates.
He has spent three trophy-studded stints at Corinthians, notably leading them to a double of the Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup.