Scolari agent dismisses rumour of Manchester City link
After being sacked as Chelsea coach last week, Brazilian Luis Felipe Scolari has dismissed reports that he is in race for the post at Manchester City.sports Updated: Feb 17, 2009 15:33 IST
After being sacked as Chelsea coach last week, Brazilian Luis Felipe Scolari has dismissed reports that he is in race for the post at Manchester City.
Scolari's spokesman Acaz Fellegger said that all reports of Manchester City targeting the celebrated Brazilian coach were mere speculation. Scolari has also been linked with Portsmouth, who sacked their manager Tony Adams after 16 Premier League games.
"There was no contact with Portsmouth and no contact with Manchester City. Scolari has no intention of taking on another job during this season… He has no intention of doing anything before the end of May or June," Fellegger was quoted as saying by The Guardian.
Manchester City despite splashing out more than 30 million pounds on Brazilian Robinho have struggled in this season and the club's billionaire owner, Sheikh Mansour, believes that Scolari could help revive the club's attempt to lure Kaka.
Kaka made his debut in the national side under Scolari in 2002 and the pair are said to have a good relationship.
After his exit from Chelsea, there have been calls to reinstate Scolari as the coach of the national team, whom he led to World Cup triumph in 2002.
But Fellegger ruled out any such possibility and said that Scolari will remain in Europe.
"Only after June will he decide his future. If he goes to work in another country in Europe he will move there. If he stays in England he will obviously stay here," said Fellegger.
First Published: Feb 17, 2009 15:31 IST