'Foreign coach not a bad idea'

'Foreign coach not a bad idea'

'Foreign coach not  a bad idea'

Barcelona star Daniel Alves says there is "no demerit" in replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari with a foreign coach following Brazil's humiliating World Cup exit.

Four days after their record-breaking 1-7 semifinal defeat to Germany, Brazil lost 0-3 to the Netherlands in the battle for third place in Brasilia, Saturday night, reports Xinhua.

"I think a foreign coach could add something," said Alves, an unused substitute at the Mane Garrincha stadium on Saturday.

"I'm not going to start a campaign for any coach to come but I don't see any demerit (in appointing a foreign coach). They can bring things that are different to our football."

The Barcelona right-back added: "I think the best way to evolve is sometimes to admit that somebody else does things better than you. There's nothing wrong with saying that, whether it be in football or anything else in life."

After the match Scolari said Brazil's football confederation would decide his fate.

"That has to be decided by the confederation president (Jose Maria Marin)," Scolari told a press conference.

"When we started we had a deadline to make our jobs available at the end of the World Cup regardless of the result. And that is exactly what we're going to do with a final report for the president."

Local newspaper Folha de S.Paulo quoted Marin as saying Scolari's position had become "untenable" after the defeat to the Netherlands.

Earlier local media reported that the Brazilian confederation was pursuing Che­lsea manager Jose Mourinho for the role. Mourinho, who has three seasons left on his contract at Stamford Bridge, has not commented on the speculation.

Former Corinthians boss Tite remains favourite to replace Scolari with Sao Paulo manager Muricy Ramalho also in the running.

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