Published: Jul 23, 2010 5:10 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 24, 2010 4:30 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Local media say Fluminense coach Muricy Ramalho has been asked to lead the Brazil national team.

The websites of ESPN Brazil and the O Globo newspaper say Ricardo Teixeira, president of Brazilian Football Federation, extended the invitation on Friday in Rio de Janeiro.

Ramalho would replace Dunga, who was fired just days after Brazil's elimination to the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of this year's World Cup in South Africa.

ESPN say that at the end of the meeting Ramalho said "I still have to talk to Fluminense" before his appointment becomes official but "who wouldn't want to coach the Brazilian national team."

Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup.