Stadium of Light

Next Game

S'land v Chelsea

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Veltins Arena

Last Game

Schalke 0 - 5 Chelsea

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group G

Scolari open to Prem return

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed he would like to manage again in the Premier League despite his disappointing spell in charge at Chelsea.

Last Updated: 18/11/13 at 10:39 Post Comment

Luiz Felipe Scolari (r): Open to Premier League return

Luiz Felipe Scolari (r): Open to Premier League return

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Scolari, who became the first Brazilian coach in the Premier League, lasted just seven months in charge at Stamford Bridge after arriving in West London in 2008.

The 65-year-old admits he was upset at how things worked out for him at Chelsea, but conceded he would consider returning to manage in England.

"I was upset by the way my departure from Chelsea happened," Scolari told the Guardian.

"I wish my work at Chelsea could have lasted longer, especially because I was prepared to spend at least two or three seasons in London and experience the Premiership.

"I was being honest with the club in everything I did. We were doing reasonably well on the pitch.

"A few players did not agree with the decisions I had to take for the good of the team. I heard them complaining and saying: 'I do not play in this or that position.' Never mind that one of the players I had put into the first team was actually one of the league's top-scorers at that point."

"If I had to return [to England], I would do it. Chelsea are a spectacular club and I still want them to do well.

"The supporters are amazing and even though things did not work out I still remember how nice the fans were to me."

Meanwhile, Scolari has tipped England to do well at next summer's World Cup finals.

"England are one of the teams who could shine at the World Cup," added Scolari.

"Roy [Hodgson] is doing a great job in bringing new players to the team and is overseeing a change in generations.

"England have a good team and I think they are much better technically these days.

"People say I'm a specialist in defeating England but the victories with Portugal against them in Euro 2004 and in Germany in 2006 were on penalties, really tight games. You know how tense shoot-outs are.

"I think England are missing the confidence to take that step that finally puts them among the top four."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

want to spend more time with my tit-for-tat Autobiographies . He probably didn't say.

megabrow (cufc)
Keane leaves Aston Villa

B

elieve in the dream Ashley. I have a hot tub, I still think I can get all The Saturdays in there for nekkid sexyfuntime. Failing that, Adele.

hump3.
Young: Man United target title

C

onclusions...we are truely living the dream now

dead yeti
Take Your Marks In The Premier League Sack Race

Footer 365

Premier League: Sean Dyche not letting Burnley's winning run get him too excited

Sean Dyche is taking each game as it comes as he looks to lift Burnley out of the Premier League's bottom three.

Henry 'would like to help' Arsenal

Thierry Henry has hinted at a return to Arsenal as a coach and says he "would like to help my club" conquer Europe.

Premier League: Arsene Wenger says Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will come back stronger after injury

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says midfielder Jack Wilshere can return stronger from his ankle injury.

Mail Box

Sanchez: A Sliding Doors Moment For Pool

One Liverpool fan regrets the club's failure to sign Alexis Sanchez and thinks Brendan Rodgers and Co should now target the domestic cups. A lot has changed in 12 months...

Arsenal Fans Are Full Of Hope Again...

Arsenal fans have been sucked back into believing Wenger can bring the glory years back after beating Borussia Dortmund. Plus, more on Liverpool's worrying decline...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property