Felipão out in Chelsea – will Scolari take the reins on Brazilian National team?

February 9, 2009 by  

The great Luiz Felipe Scolari experiment has come to an end at Chelsea, as the Blues have dumped Felipão as coach after seven unsuccessful months.

“The Chelsea board would like to place on record our gratitude for his time as manager,” said Chelsea in a statement. “Felipe has brought many positives to the club since he joined and we all feel a sense of sadness that our relationship has ended so soon. Unfortunately, the results and performances of the team appeared to be deteriorating at a key time in the season.”

Despite a strong start and reputation, injuries and the inability to bring in a big-name signing helped doom Scolari, and a recent run of bad form at Stamford Bridge has left Chelsea seven points off of Manchester United in the English Premiere League and now has left Scolari unemployed.

It likely won’t be that way for long. Dunga, the coach of the Brazilian National Team, has become one of the most despised figures in all of Brazil, with his defensive-first style of coaching and a run of unspirited efforts by his squad of dazzlers.

Having guided Brazil to its last World Cup title in 2002, fans and media in Brazil long to get Felipão back into the fold, sure that his more offensive-minded philosophy will be just the tonic to get the Seleção back to the top.

In the end, Scolari’s dismissal at Chelsea likely means bad news for Dunga more than he. Expect to see Scolari handed the reins of the Brazilian National team soon.

–WKW

Comments

2 Responses to “Felipão out in Chelsea – will Scolari take the reins on Brazilian National team?”

  1. EAAW on February 9th, 2009 10:59 am

    you were quick.

    Everybody at work was celebrating “bye bye Dunga!”

  2. William K. Wolfrum Chronicles » Blog Archive » From the sports desk on March 24th, 2009 4:25 am

    [...] While I’m sorry that Dunga’s parents are stuggling, the fact is that all he’s doing now is keeping the job of Brazilian National Team coach warm for Felipão. [...]

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