"He has adapted himself in many different situations. Being the coach of Portugal or Brazil was not always easy and the pressure was often intense."
Leonardo also dismissed the theory that Scolari would struggle to win over fans and players used to success under his predecessor at Stamford Bridge Jose Mourinho, who is now the manager of Inter Milan.
"Mourinho is a very important coach and Scolari has a different style and approach but there is more than one way to win. Both men have been very successful in their careers.
"Scolari will do very well in England and do very important things at Chelsea."
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