Luiz Felipe Scolari has been appointed as the coach of the Brazilian national football team. The president of Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Jose Maria Marin, announced the appointment of Scolari in a press conference earlier today. This would be Scolari’s second tenure as Brazil’s coach.
Scolari had coached Brazil for 16 months in 2001-02 and had done a fabulous job. Under his guidance, Brazil had won the world Cup in 2002. But, after that, Scolari had resigned from his post and then, after one year, he had taken over as the coach of the Portugal national team.
Carlos Alberto Parreira has been appointed as the technical assistant of Scolari. Parreira was the manager of Brazil in the 1994 World Cup.
Announcing the appointment of Scolari, Marin said, “We desperately want the Brazilian team to become the World Champions again and that’s why, we have decided to give the management of the team in the hands of two Champions who have earned respect not only in Brazil, but, all over the world. The names of those two gentlemen are Luiz Felipe Scolari and Carlos Alberto Parreira. They have done amazingly well for us in the past and hopefully, they would do well for us in the future as well.”
Scolari was also present in the press conference. When he was asked how he is feeling after being appointed as the coach of the national team of his country for the second time, Scolari said, “It’s a great feeling. I am delighted to have got this opportunity again. I have had success during my first tenure and I hope that I would be able to do the same during this tenure as well. I would like to thank the chairman of CBF for showing faith in me.”