His tension from the bench contaminated players on the pitch and after their surprise defeat at the hands of the Netherlands, Dunga had no alternative but to quit.
Luiz Felipe Scolari, the man who led the five-time champions to glory in 2002, is top of the list to replace him.
Brazilian media says that CBF president Ricardo Teixeira is the sole person set to make the decision as to who will replace the former 1994 World Cup-winning captain, but due to his contractual obligations with Palmeiras it could take some time before a replacement is made.
Meanwhile, the team could also be looking for a new doctor after Jose Luiz Runca failed to diagnose the extent of Elano’s injury against Ivory Coast.
The doctor didn’t want to do a detailed examination at hospital, even though the player thought he’d broken his leg and kept telling the coach he was recovering.
Dunga’s fury rubbed off onto his star midfielder Kaka, who was red carded in the same game and also lost his cool during an interview, but he accepts the blame for his country’s early exit.
“Millions of people wanted the title, including myself,” he told the Brazilian press. “I know there are a lot of sad people but there isn’t a sadder group than us. It’s too late to blame someone, I was one of the leaders and there are others like the squad of twenty two and the coach who are all guilty.”