According to the Daily Mirror, Luiz Felipe Scolari is set to become the next manager of Manchester City. It became clear on Tuesday that Sven-Goran Eriksson’s future at the club was likely to amount to just a handful of weeks, with owner Thaksin Shinawatra seemingly unimpressed by City’s ninth-placed finish this term. The megalomaniac has moved quickly to appoint the Brazilian and will hope that the current Portugal coach can match his ambitions for the club by bringing Champions League football in two seasons time.
Brazilian Scolari, 59, who had said he will quit as Portugal boss after Euro 2008, will then take charge at Eastlands after flying to England for talks with Shinawatra on Wednesday.
Due to the above movements, there’s been talk of a player’s revolt taking place at Eastlands, although didn’t we hear the same thing when Jose Mourinho left as manager of Chelsea and now the team are on the verge of landing the Champions League thanks to their decision to get shot of the overrated Portuguese loudmouth. Still, in this instance, it seems weird that Shinawatra has not shown any patience with Sven, especially when you consider the vast improvement made season-on-season when you consider where City were this time last year.