Scolari wants England manager job

Scolari coached Brazil, Portugal and Chelsea

Scolari coached Brazil, Portugal and Chelsea

Former World Cup winning coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari has declared his interest in the vacant England manager post.

The 67-year-old won the Fifa 2002 World Cup with the Brazil team that boasted the likes of Ronaldo, Rivaldo and a young Ronaldinho.

However he was embarrassed with Brazil when they hosted the 2014 World Cup, flattering to deceive with fortunate results on their way to the semi-final, before Germany thumped them 7-1 on their own ground.

The 67-year-old was hot property about a decade ago due to also doing well with Portugal, taking them to the 2006 Fifa World Cup semi-final, actually beating England in the quarter-finals on penalties.

He’d also beaten England on penalties in Euro 2004, and it’s those two victories that made his name.

However that reputation also sunk in England, due to a poor record for Chelsea where he was sacked after just six months.

“I am the manager of Guangzhou and I am concentrating on my job here,” Scolari told the DailyMail.

“But I know the importance of the England job in world football. I’ve an affection for English football and I am aware of the need for the national team to be successful.

“I understand the importance of an international manager from my time with Brazil and Portugal.”

Scolari hasn’t been listed in the list of favourites to succeed Roy Hodgson.