Aussies approach Scolari

Aussies approach Scolari

Australia have approached World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari about leading them to the 2018 tournament in Russia, the former Brazil and Portugal boss has told Reuters.

Scolari, who recently ended a two-and-a-half year stint with a club side in China, said the Socceroos had spoken with his agent about him replacing Ange Postecoglou, who resigned in November.

"I am one of the names they spoke with... to see if I was interested in taking them to the World Cup," Scolari said in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

Scolari said he was happy to discuss a role with the Australians, but would want it to be long-term, not just for the June-July 2018 tournament.

"I don't intend in just taking a team to the World Cup," the former Chelsea manager added. "I intend on leading a team with an organized project for one or two years. But I am interested."

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