Scolari to England?
It seems that Luiz Felipe Scolari is one of the candidates for substituting Sven-Goran Eriksson in the command of England. As a portuguese football fan, I know Scolari for almost 4 years, since he came to my country after winning the World Cup 2002 with Brazil. I think he's a good coach, maybe not great as I think Rijkaard, Mourinho or Wengèr are; but one thing he knows for sure: how to unite a group, how to make a team strong psychologically. I remember seeing images of Brazil praying after the World Cup final. In Portugal, he implements, for example, "samba", the brazilian dance, and his squad loves him. I say "his squad" because that relates to what I believe is the only (although huge) problem about Scolari as a coach: he's stubborn and has a group of not much more than 30 players to choose from since the Qualifying Round of the World Cup; players like Costinha, Maniche, Nuno Valente, Miguel, Quim or Hélder Postiga are or have been in bad phases throughout this season, but Scolari always called them for the team. For example, Costinha and Quim aren't nowadays playing for their squads (Dinamo Moskva and Benfica), but they'll surely be on the World Cup. Scolari doesn't attend to the form of his players and he doesn't care about some he just puts out of the squad: in Brazil Romário was excluded; here in Portugal having excluded Vítor Baía, Sérgio Conceição and João Pinto is one of Scolari's main problem with the media. Personally I think I won't miss him if he really goes to England, although I recognize his qualities as a coach; if I were british I would be worried about the possible exclusion of players like Beckham (who may have problems with being just one part of a group).