CBF vice-president backs Luiz Felipe Scolari to continue as Brazil head coach after the World Cup
Vice-president of Brazil’s Football Confederation, Marco Polo Del Nero, has given his full backing to national team head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, regardless of the Seleção performance in this summer’s World Cup.
Scolari was placed in charge of Brazil in November 2012 after Mano Menezes was relieved of his duties following a disappointing spell in charge.
Scolari’s contract runs until the end of the 2014 World Cup but Del Nero would like the 65-year-old to remain in charge after the competition comes to its conclusion.
UOL Esporte quoted Del Nero in Rodrigo Mattos’ blog on the issue.
The CBF vice-president said: “I would like him to stay with us. He’s a great, great person. It would be nice to stay regardless of the outcome.”
The significance of Del Nero’s admission is because he is expected to become president of the CBF in April after his two opponents failed to get the required signatures to put themselves up for election.
If Del Nero becomes CBF president in April, as expected, then it seems likely that Scolari could lead Brazil after the World Cup.