Brazil want Jose Mourinho to quit Chelsea

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The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) have identified Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as their first-choice replacement for Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who is set to lose his job following Tuesday’s shock 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany.

Scolari’s last match in charge of the Seleção is likely to be this evening’s World Cup third-place play-off between Brazil and the Netherlands. And the CBF, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, want Mourinho to replace the former Chelsea boss.

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Mourinho does not want Brazil job - yet

Mourinho, having acquired true services of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas this summer, has no intention of leaving Stamford Bridge in order to take the Brazil job. The Portuguese coach is assembling a team ready to fight for the 2014/15 Premier League title and is contracted to the west London outfit for the next three seasons.

However, Mourinho’s agent has suggested that his client may be interested in the job - which is one of the most prestigious in world football - in the future.

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Brazil to appoint foreign coach?

It is unusual that Brazil are considering hiring a foreign managers, but Tuesday’s humiliation at the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte appears to have convinced the CBF to consider coaches from overseas.

Two years ago, Brazil approached former Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola to replace the sacked Mano Menezes, but the Catalan had already taken the decision to take a sabbatical following a gruelling four-year spell at the Camp Nou, where he was involved in regular battles with Mourinho, who was managing Real Madrid at the time.

Like Mourinho, Guardiola was reluctant to rule out the possibility of coaching Brazil in the future. But, for now, the CBF want the Chelsea boss instead.

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