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It is official:

Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will become the new Chelsea manager on 1st July.

Scolari, who is currently masterminding Portugal's Euro 2008 challenge, has accepted an offer to replace Avram Grant at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have confirmed that the Brazilian World-Cup winning coach will take charge after the European Championship.

"Chelsea Football Club is delighted to confirm that Luiz Felipe Scolari will be the club's new manager from July 1, 2008," read a club statement.


"Felipe has great qualities. He is one of the world's top coaches with a record of success at country and club level, he gets the best out of a talented squad of players and his ambitions and expectations match ours.

"He was the outstanding choice.

"Out of respect for his current role as Head Coach of the Portuguese national team, and to ensure minimum disruption to this work, there will be no further comment from Chelsea FC nor from Felipe about his new role until his employment with us commences."

Since sacking Grant last month, Chelsea had been linked with a string of high-profile coaches across the continent.

Carlo Ancelotti had appeared to be the favourite for the role before confirming his intention to stay in the Milan hot seat.

Former Blues striker Mark Hughes was also understood to have been a contender before opting to leave Blackburn Rovers for Manchester City.

Other names rumoured to have been in the frame included Guus Hiddink, Sven Goran Eriksson, Roberto Mancini, Frank Rijkaard and Luciano Spalletti.


Scolari has yet to coach at club level in Europe, but won the Copa Libertadores during stints in charge of Gremio and Palmeiras.

He led Brazil to World Cup success in 2002 before later taking on the Portugal job and leading the host nation to the final of Euro 2004.

The 59-year-old had been in the running to replace Eriksson as England coach in 2006 before deciding to stay with Portugal.

His contract with the Portuguese Football Federation expires after Euro 2008 and he will now embark on a new adventure in the Premier League with Chelsea.
 

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wow looking foward to watch Chelsea next season :)
 

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What exactly has he achieved in management? winning the World Cup .. with Brazil .. what about club level?
 

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Libertadores twice, brazilian cup, and brazilian league
 

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Scolari is a winner. Chelsea will be very well served with the big Felipao.
 

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EPL just gained another top class manager. It's going to be one hell of a season :excited:
 

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anderson, lucas and felipão. now we need a gremista in arsenal. how about ronaldinho?
 

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Best part of this news is that Carvalho is 100% going to stay with us now

Welcome big Phil; hopefully you bring along a couple of your current NT squad(Veloso; Joao; Ricardo). Anyhow this was always expected especially after we signed Bostigwa(sp?)
 

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Very good choice, the guy is a winner but I wonder where will Lippi be
 

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Luxemburgo always had great squads with him (besides Bragantino). Felipão won it with Criciuma out of all teams...

Also he managed to make the likes of Jardel, Emerson, Paulo Nunes, Oseas, Junior Baiano, Roque Junior, Taddei, Kleberson look like world-beaters: just for that he deserves some kudos.
 

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hope he can handle the English press sitting outside his house. :pp

he should phone Svennis for some advice. ;)
 

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hope he can handle the English press sitting outside his house. :pp

he should phone Svennis for some advice. ;)
If he cant understand what their asking it probably wont matter.........

I dont think his English is the best
 

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All the best of luck we shall see if Gene Hackman can bring some of his acting skill's to the bridge.:flirt::pp
 

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Scolari said in the press conference he is impressed with Carlinhos Bala, the problem is that Milan is already in talks with his agent. Magno Bereta.
 

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william

Luxemburgo was shit in Madrid, I felt he had very little knowledge of international players and his worked was harmed by that. Plus he also insisted on several mistakes like constantly playing Raul, using Beckham as CM and so forth. He did not have a lot of options but with the little he had he made the worst possible choices.

Felipão is a class above him and has had succees in competitions Luxemburgo never had Libertadores and Seleção.
 

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Now, tell me, Imagine a Scolari player missing a pk on purpose because he thinks The referee called it wrongly ? Or Scolari calling the fans "Penauts" again
Imagine if he gets a "Sir"?
 
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