Guangzhou Evergrande Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari Nominated as China PR Head Coach


World Cup-winning head coach and current Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is reportedly among the top nominees for the vacant China national football team head coaching job, recent reports say.

The former Brazil coach, who led the Seleção to victory in the 2002 World Cup by blanking Germany, 2-0, on two Ronaldo goals, is said to be “shortlisted alongside Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi and former Atletico Madrid manager Gregorio Manzano” as candidates to become Team Dragon’s new head coach, via Xinhuanet.

China PR’s head coach position was last held by retired French footballer Alain Perrin, who was hired as the national team coach in February 2014, replacing Spanish manager and also ex-football player José Antonio Camacho.