Injured Brazilian striker Neymar’s agent has launched a remarkable attack on his national team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Wagner Ribeiro has issued a six-point criticism of Scolari via social media, questioning the credentials of the Brazilian coach and labelling him ‘repulsive’.
The host nation of this year’s World Cup suffered a humiliating exit from the tournament on Tuesday night, after they lost 7-1 to Germany in what was a remarkable turn of events.
Brazil had claimed to draw inspiration from the absence of injured Neymar and the suspension of captain Thiago Silva, but were thumped by an impressive Germany.
Neymar’s agent seemingly fumed at the result, pointing the blame finger firmly at Scolari, and formed a six-point criticism of the 65-year-old.
6 quesitos para ser técnico da Seleção Brasileira . pic.twitter.com/LRdJSgdIbC— Wagner Ribeiro (@wagneribeiro_) July 9, 2014
“One – being Portugal coach and winning nothing,” Ribeiro sarcastically noted as the list of requirements to be Brazil coach.
“Two – going to Chelsea and being sacked the following day.
“Three – going to coach in Uzbekistan. Four – returning to Brazil, taking over a big team [Palmeiras] and getting them relegated to the second division.
“Five – leaving the club 56 days before the end of the Brasileirao [season] to 'escape' relegation.”
“Six – being an old jerk, arrogant, repulsive, conceited and ridiculous.”
Neymar is yet to comment on the outburst from his representative and is unlikely to buy into his agent's comments.
The 22-year-old has a strong relationship with Scolari, even having an image of the pair celebrating victory together on Twitter.
Scolari has refused to resign following the 7-1 drumming by Germany, and will lead the country into the third-place play-off against the Netherlands on Saturday.