"To be coach of Brazil is as important as the president of the country, the people should elect him," added the former midfielder, who won 60 caps for his country.
"As the coach is as important as the president, he has to manage the expectations of the people.
"If he at any moment stops or doesn't correspond with these expectations, people will be very unhappy."
Socrates played for Brazil at the 1982 and 1986 World Cups
Socrates captained Brazil at the 1982 World Cup in Spain. The team, featuring the likes of Zico and Falcao, failed to win the trophy but is remembered across the world as one of the most thrilling sides football has ever seen.
Ironically, the 1982 tournament was the mid-point of a 24-year drought between Brazilian appearances in the World Cup final, which ended in the United States in 1994 when Dunga, a defender, captained the side to a penalty shoot-out victory over Italy after a hugely disappointing final.
Socrates suggested that Dunga's emphasis on results rather than style was not the true Brazilian way, and had restricted the team in South Africa this summer, culminating in their quarter-final exit at the hands of eventual runners-up the Netherlands.
"Brazilians are very creative and they way this team was, it was not like that," he reflected.
"It was very predictable - we don't do things correctly like Europeans, we like to improvise.
"Football is an art and players should be allowed to show creativity. If the coach gives freedom to the players to play the way they know how, they can do it.
"If [painters] Vincent van Gogh and Edgar Degas had known when they were doing their work the level of recognition that they were going to have, they would not have done them the same. You have to enjoy doing the art and not think 'will I win?'".
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