Luiz Felipe Scolari has hinted that he would like to return to the Premier League as a manager one day. The former Chelsea boss, who is currently head coach of the Brazilian national side has also said that he wish he had more time at the club.
The 65-year-old is quoted by The Guardian to have said: ‘If I had to return, 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 didn’t work out I still remember how nice the fans were to me.
‘I was upset by the way my departure from Chelsea happened. I wish my work at Chelsea could have lasted longer.’
But would any side ask Scolari to come back into the Premier League?
It seems pretty clear that he feel he has unfinished business at Stamford Bridge after being sacked just after the midway point of the season. However, unlike with current manager Jose Mourinho, there is no emotional bond with the fans, and doubtful that Roman Abrahamovich would be tempted to bring Scolari back to the Bridge at any point in the future.
It’s also unlikely for him to go to a side that has been sitting in mid-table for many years. Let’s not forget that this is a man who has succeeded at international level, including winning the World Cup in 2002.
Though some will feel the perception of Scolari’s reign at Chelsea was a little unfair given that they weren’t that far off the pace in the title race at the time he was sacked, into the knockout stages of the Champions League and still in the FA Cup.
Even if Brazil were to win the World Cup in the summer, that perception that his reign at Chelsea was a massive disappointment, along with his age might be the reason he won’t be seen again in the Premier League.
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