Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has turned down an approach
to take over as Mexico national team coach, at least until after
UEFA EURO 2008.
I received with pleasure an
invitation from Mexico
but for the moment my main objective is to
do a good job with Portugal
and take them as far as possible in
Luiz Felipe Scolari
The Brazilian stated on Wednesday: "
Scolari, in comments reported by the
Lusa news agency, added: "I have a deal with Portugal
but I hope I'll be in a position to take a decision on my
Scolari took over as Portugal coach in January 2003 after
leading Brazil to 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ glory.
Felipão, who turned down a chance to become England coach
after the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, has not ruled out extending
his contract with Portugal to lead them at South Africa 2010.