Brazilian media report that world cup coach Luiz Felip Scolari is out of the job and this will be confirmed on Monday, the day after what was widely considered the best tournament ever.
The day after what was widely considered the best world cup ever, Brazilian media reported on Monday (July 14) that Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is out of the job. Some reports said he was dismissed, others that he resigned, but all expected the fact to be confirmed during the day by the Brazilian soccer confederation.
It was a great global tournament that drew praise for Brazil as a nation, but not the soccer team, which performed badly. Scolari, aged 65, won the world cup in his first outing as Brazil coach in 2002, but this time they finished fourth, suffering the humiliation of a 7-1 defeat by eventual champions Germany in the semi-final and a 3-0 loss to Netherlands in the play-off.
He was booed by Brazilian fans during the game against the Dutch on Saturday. Scolari`s contract with Brazil was due to end after the world cup, during which he said the final decision on his fate would rest with the president of the confederation.
The coach has also had charge of Portugal and Premier League side Chelsea, among other sides.