Commonly known as Tite, Adenor Leonardo Bacchi stepped down as the head coach of the Brazilian National team after Brazil lost to Croatia in the quarter-final of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Tite has been in charge of the team since 2018 and led them in the 2018 FIFA World Cup as well.

His son Matheus Bachi served as the assistant coach of Brazil and he will most likely step down from the role following his father. 

The former player started his coaching career in 1990. He served as a coach for various football clubs including Caxias, Grêmio, Al Wahda, and many more. 

In February 2022, Tite said that he intended to step down as manager of the Brazil team after 2022 FIFA World Cup concludes.

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Who is Tite?  

Born on May 25, 1961, in Caxias do Sul, Brazil to father Seu Genor and mother Ivone Bachi, Tite was named Adenor Leonardo (Ade) by his parents. Tite is the middle child among his two siblings including a sister and a brother. 

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Beatriz Bachi (Bea) is Tite’s elder sister and his younger brother is named Miro. Tite was married to Rosmari Rizzi. Both are parents of two children, a boy, Matheus Bacchi, and a girl, Gabriele Bacchi.

He started playing football in his childhood and often used his mum’s sewing machine as a goalpost. He spent his childhood on the outskirts of 202 Rua Sinimbu, in the Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. Trunfo and Piloto were two dogs kept by his family.

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Ade attended Ginásio Estadual do Bairro Guarani, a state school which had no football pitch to play on. He also studied at Emílio Meyer College in Caxias do Sul. 

Tite got enrolled at Instituto Estadual de Educação Cristovão de Mendoza,  where he met Luiz Felipe Scolari as his physical education teacher. He gave Tite his first opportunity to become a professional footballer and introduced him to Caxias, a professional football club.

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He passed the Caxias trial, joined the team, and got trained as a good midfielder. In 1978, he graduated from a football academy and began his senior career with Caxias. 

During 1986-1988, he was transferred to Guarani. But his playing career ended prematurely, at 27, when he suffered successive knee injuries, losing him mobility on one of his knees. This led to his forced retirement from football.

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The 61-year-old coach was appointed manager to fill up Celso Freitas, his boss’ place in the club in 1990. Since then, he has not looked back from his coaching career.