Luiz Felipe Scolari has sensationally pulled out of the running to be the next England manager just 24 hours after he was considered a dead cert to be Sven-Goran Eriksson’s replacement.
The Brazilian, who will manage Portugal at this summer’s World Cup finals, revealed in a press conference that he didn’t want to be considered for the post anymore.
The 57-year-old, who guided Brazil to the 2002 World Cup, cited pressure from the media as the reason for his shock u-turn.
“There are 20 reporters outside my house now,” he said.
“If that is part of another culture, it is not part of my culture. I am not the coach, and will not be (England’s) coach.”