Brazil manager wants Breno released from prison

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Brazil's head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has pleaded to the German justice system to release Breno from prison - two years earlier than planned. 

The former Bayern Munich defender was sentenced for three years and nine months after being convicted for arson for setting his rented villa in Munich on fire last year. 

Scolari, 64, has called for a 'second chance' for the 23-year-old.

Scolari told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper: "Sometimes we make mistakes, and when we've served out time, it can be too late already. 

"We would be grateful if the responsible persons in Germany listen to out request, also because it is a request from the whole of Brazil. 

"If he is allowed to return to Brazil, and football again becomes the focus of his life, it would be a new start for him," he told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Sao Paulo. 

Bayern's Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has also called for Breno's early release and said the club will do everything they can to help with his rehabilitation. 

Speaking to reporters early last month he said: "Breno could soon be allowed day release from prison provided he had a job which we would of course offer him." 

The club is willing to give Breno the opportunity to work as assistant coach for the youth teams.

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