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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 March 2006, 11:44 GMT
Scolari cools rumours of FA talks
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari
Scolari has said he could be interested in working in England
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has not held talks with the Football Association over becoming England boss.

The 57-year-old sparked rumours when he visited London for a recent conference.

"I arrived at 11 in the morning, I went to the meeting, we had a meeting with business people and it was all over by five in the afternoon," said Scolari.

"I got another taxi to the airport to go back to Lisbon. It is foolishness and makes sense only if the FA chief executive was the taxi driver."

Scolari, whose Portugal contract expires after this summer's World Cup in Germany, guided his native Brazil to success in the 2002 World Cup - ousting England at the quarter-final stage.

And his Portugal side also ended England's hopes at the last-eight stage of Euro 2004, winning on penalties before going on to lose to Greece in the final.

"If I had to deny everything that had been written about my future I wouldn't be doing anything else in the next few months," added Scolari.

The Brazilian, who has also been linked with the manager's job at Newcastle, has previously suggested he would have an interest in taking over as England coach.

Scolari said he would "analyse with interest" any invitation to work in England, although he admitted he would need to improve his command of the language.




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