Saturday 21 October 2017

‘Big Phil’ Scolari set to make a comeback as Brazil coach for 2014 World Cup

Ana Flor

LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI is set to be named as the new coach of 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil.

Scolari, who led Brazil to their last World Cup title in 2002, will replace Mano Menezes who was sacked last week.

CBF president Jose Maria Marin said that the new coach would be announced tomorrow but declined to name him. However, Scolari is the overwhelming favourite to get the job.

Scolari has had a varied managerial career, having coached Portugal and Kuwait. He also had a short stint in charge of Chelsea before being fired in 2009. His most recent job was with Brazilian club side Palmeiras.

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