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Scolari back in charge of Brazil


Scolari back in charge of Brazil


Former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has returned for a second stint as coach of the Brazil national side.

The 64-year-old, nicknamed ‘Big Phil’, replaces Mano Menezes who was sacked last Friday.

As well as jobs at the helm of Chelsea and Brazil, the globetrotting Scolari has also served as the manager of the Portuguese national side who he steered to the EURO 2004 Final and a fourth placed finish at the 2006 World Cup.

He’s been without a job since leaving struggling Brazilian topflight club Palmeiras in September.

Scolari now has the mission to lead Brazil into the 2014 World Cup on home soil and to a sixth world title.

His first spell in charge of his national side started in 2001. The following year he guided the Seleção to world cup glory in Japan and South Korea. It would be the last time Brazil would make it past the quarter-finals of FIFA’s flagship tournament.

His first official game this time around is a friendly against England in February.

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