Scolari interested in England vacancy


World Cup winner Luiz Felipe Scolari has indicated that he would be willing to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson as England coach.

However he insists he would only consider the role when his contract with Portugal expires in July.

Scolari said: "Yes I would like the job. After I finish my contract in Portugal I will consider all offers. England have a fantastic national team. But it is not for me at this moment. I am very happy in my job with Portugal. But when I finish my contract in July I will be free."

Scolari, who led Brazil to victory in the World Cup four years ago, is bullish about his credentials.

"I am a good coach and a man of the world, " he told Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme. "Portugal are a better team now than before. I am happy in any country. I have worked in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Brazil.

"If I want to go to England, I need to learn the language better and know more about the job. That could take two or three months but is not a problem for me. The language of the players I know very well. But it is important to communicate to the people."