Former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari in surprise West Brom linkby Jack Kitson / 06 April 2018, 13:57Tweet
Former Brazil and Chelsea manager Luis Felipe Scolari has burst into the betting to replace the sacked Alan Pardew at managerless West Brom after the Brazilian revealed that he's received an offer from an unnamed Premier League club.
Big Phil did not reveal the identity of this mysterious club, however he’s most likely referring to top-flight strugglers West Brom given that the club are both managerless and on the cusp of relegation down to the Championship.
“I have an offer from the second division in England. They are in the Premier League now, but I think that they go down to the second division. And in the second division, if you have a project for two years, OK - if not, then I stay outside.
"Maybe I accept, because I have offers in the United Arab Emirates and China - I need to think.
"But England is fantastic. It's not a problem if it's first or second division, because the second division in England is maybe the [level of] first divisions in 45 other countries.
"It’s not a problem. If the project is correct for the coach, it's not a problem.”
(Quotes: Mirror Sport)
For those that are interested, Scolari is now a 10/1 shot with Bet Victor for the Next West Brom Manager Market.
Scolari has managed a plethora of teams at both club and international level since entering the dugout with Brazilian side Centro Sportivo Alagoana all the way back in 1982.
He’s the last manager to lead Brazil to World Cup glory (2002), while he was most recently out in China with Guangzhou Evergrande, with whom he led to three straight Chinese Super League titles and AFC Champions League glory.
However, Scolari is best known on these shores for his ill-fated spell in charge of Chelsea, who sent him packing after only seven months back in 2009.
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"I have an offer from the 2nd division in England. They are in the Premier League now, but I think that they go down to the 2nd division. And in the 2nd division, if you have a project for two years, OK - if not, then I stay outside.
"Maybe I accept"