The former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has said that he had a decent record when he was the manager of the Premier league club. Scolari was recently appointed as the new Brazil manager.
He is backing England first time since leaving Chelsea after an ill-fated rein that lasted just a few months. Scolari has been hugely successful on the international front before coming to Chelsea. Since then, he has managed a few clubs in several countries across the world, but has been unable to replicate the success. However, he has not only defended his record with Chelsea, but also the clubs he managed in Brazil and Uzbekistan as well.
Scolari was announced as the replacement for Mano Menezes a few months ago. His first match in his second spell as the Brazilian national team manager will be against England in a friendly match, which is being conducted in order to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the English FA.
Scolari has said that at the time of leaving Chelsea he had the club in the Champions League and the FA Cup. The club were also in the third position in the league according to the 64-year-old. Scolari is held in high regard as he helped Brazil lift their last World Cup in 2002.
"When I left, Chelsea were in a qualifying position for the Champions League, third in the league, and still in the FA Cup. The [results] were reasonably good, my problems were elsewhere. Bundyodor won the [Uzbek] championship unbeaten with 28 wins and two draws. Uzbekistan are top of their World Cup qualifying group and they have never qualified before, so we must have done something right there," said Scolari. Scolari has stunned everyone by recalling the former Barcelona superstar Ronaldinho to the team, while Kaka has been dropped again.