The former Chelsea and Barcelona midfielder Deco has said that he believes that the appointment of the former Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari as the national team manager once again will be a good move for the country.
Brazil recently sacked the manager Mano Menezes in favour of the former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who led the nation to the fifth and the last World Cup triumph in Japan almost decade ago. Even though this has been viewed as a step backward by several media – who were in support of bringing the former Barcelona manager Guardiola, Deco believes that this is a great appointment.
The Portuguese midfielder Deco made his debut for the Portuguese national team when Scolari was in charge, while he was also brought to Chelsea by the Brazilian manager. Scolari is someone who regards Deco in great regard, while the player also thinks the same. Deco has admitted that Scolari is a good friend of him and he is a man who has helped him become the great player he is today. Deco is currently playing with the Fluminense team in Brazil. The 35-year-old recently returned back to Brazilian football after his stint with several high-profile clubs like Barcelona and Chelsea in Europe.
“Beside being a good friend, I admire Felipao for all he represents in Brazilian football and has done to help my career. We worked together for many years, so he is a guy that I will always appreciate greatly. I believe the idea is bring the Seleção back to the supporters, and he is the guy that knows how to. He has plenty of charisma, star quality and everything to bring the good times back to Brazil,” said Deco, who was an integral part of the Portuguese team that reached the final of the Euro 2004.