Former Brazil star Paulo Cesar slams Scolari appointment
Brazil legend Paulo Cesar has slammed the CBF for appointing Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil boss, claiming Pep Guardiola should have got the job.
Cesar, who was a member of the 1970 World Cup winning squad, feels Scolari has not proved himself worthy of the job after failed stints at Chelsea and Palmeiras.
"We have now an ugly way of playing with figures of between 50-to-100 wrong passes on average per match. Everything is going wrong.
"Brasileiro Serie A, Brasileiro Serie B, Brasileiro Serie C, clubs academies, and so on. When you spend a month reviewing the national team situation and then the coach is fired you say, thank God.
"But then they hire a coach who is so old, he is not up to date in terms of tactics. He was terrible at Palmeiras and the club was relegated this season because of him.
"He's won nothing in the last few years. He didn't win anything as coach of Portugal. He saw them lose to Greece 2-0, playing the Euro 2004 final in Lisbon.
"Then he was hired by Chelsea and a couple of months after ended up fired. Then he went to Uzbekistan. And now he's back because of what he achieved in 2002? So why not to hire Zagallo? He won the World Cup four times. We had a great opportunity for change."
Cesar had backed former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola for the job: "It's been a year now that I've been saying Guardiola was the right man for the job. He could had changed the philosophy of our football.
"To get things back to the way it was originally, playing the real beautiful game with Guardiola.