World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari mentioned he is been declining requests to be the brand new Colombia coach, whereas the Colombian Soccer Federation maintained it has not been offering him the job.
Scolari mentioned in a information convention on Tuesday the Colombian federation retains approaching him to succeed Jose Pekerman, who left the job final yr.
However Scolari mentioned he desires to keep at Brazilian membership Palmeiras.
“It appears Colombia don’t perceive I’m not leaving, and they’re elevating their offering,” Scolari mentioned. “However it isn’t a matter of choices. If that was the query I might have accepted an invite from China, however I’m not in the meanwhile.”
The Colombian soccer physique, nevertheless, denies having made any gives to the Brazilian.
“No member of our government committee has made any job gives to coach Luiz Felipe Scolari,” the Colombians mentioned in a press release. “There has by no means been a proper supply for the job.”
Scolari, who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, joined Palmeiras six months in the past and guided them to the nationwide title final yr. That helped to restore his repute at residence, the place his second stint as Brazil coach flamed out within the 2014 World Cup, together with a devastating 7-1 loss to eventual champions Germany within the semifinals.
Colombia have an interim supervisor, Arturo Reyes, and the native media regard Iran coach Carlos Queiroz as a prime candidate.