Grêmio striker Barcos praises Luiz Felipe ScolariBarcos previously enjoyed a successful spell at Palmeiras
Grêmio president Fábio Koff has travelled to São Paulo as he attempts to persuade former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari to join the Gaúcho club following Enderson Moreira’s departure, according to Lancenet!.
Argentine striker Hernan Barcos worked with Felipão during his time at Palmeiras and had nothing but good things to say about the 65-year-old.
“Honestly I didn’t even know that the president was there (São Paulo). About Felipão, I have many good things to say. But, until he’s named the new boss, I can’t say anything about it. But I have only good things to say about him,” said Barcos.
Felipão was manager of the Verdão in 2012 when the club won the Copa do Brazil and Barcos scored an impressive 28 goals.
“He’s excellent at giving players confidence and is also very experienced.”
Barcos, meanwhile, was quick to defend outgoing manager Enderson Moreira and said that it is the players who need to improve.
“It’s us (the players) that need to change. We can have one coach or another but we need to do better on the pitch. Coaches don’t play. Regardless of who comes in, it’s us that will be responsible for changing 70-80% of things,” completed the Argentine.