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It's official: Brazil reappoint Luiz Felipe Scolari as manager
The former Chelsea manager replaces Mano Menezes.

LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI has been officially appointed as coach of the Brazilian national team, the Brazilian Football Confederation announced on Thursday.

Scolari was available after parting company with club side Palmeiras recently.

The 64-year-old coached the national team to a World Cup victory in 2002 and was seen as the popular choice to take over from Mano Menezes.

Carlos Alberto Parreira, who managed Brazil’s successful 1994 World Cup campaign in the United States, will serve as Scolari’s technical assistant.

“Our sole commitment is to seek out and offer the best for our football and it is in this vein that we have chosen these two great champions, respected not just in our country but worldwide – Felipe Scolari and Carlos Alberto Parreira,” CBF president Jose Maria Marin told a news conference.

After ending an unsuccessful spell in charge of Chelsea in 2009, Scolari went on to manage the Uzbekistani side Bunyodkor before returning to Brazil, and Palmeiras, in June 2010.

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