Brazil Eye Surprise Move to Appoint Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho as Coach For 2018 World Cup

Posted by

Blues boss a contender for big job.

Check in to Third Place Playoff: Brazil vs Netherlands

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been linked as a strong candidate for the job with the Brazilian national team, according to Spanish publication Marca.

With Luiz Felipe Scolari highly unlikely to keep his job in charge of the national side after their disastrous exit at the hands of Germany at this year’s World Cup hosted in Brazil, plans are already in place to appoint a successor.

Brazil were resoundingly thrashed 7-1 by Joachin Low’s side in the semi-finals this year, leading to calls for the national side to undergo some major changes in the near future.

Having established himself as one of the most decorated coaches of recent times at club level, Mourinho could be a good contender to transform the Selecao, and may be tempted to take on a big job on the international scene.

However, it seems as though the Portuguese tactician is set to reject the role for now, having only returned to Chelsea for a second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge last summer, and with unfinished business in the Premier League.

Brazil may approach the 51-year-old again in two years’ time with a view to getting him on board for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

SEE ALSO: The Fastest Players on Fifa 14

More Stories Brazil Football Chelsea FC