Scolari: I turned down Juventus coaching offer

World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he turned down an

offer from Juventus to stay with Bunyodkor.

Scolari said on Bunyodkor’s Web site that he rejected

Juventus’ offer because he is “completely satisfied” at the Uzbek

league leaders and Asian Champions League quarterfinalists.

Scolari signed an 18-month deal in October to coach the Uzbek

team and oversee a youth sports academy in the Uzbek capital,

Tashkent.

Scolari, who took over from Brazilian great Zico, was fired

by English Premier League club Chelsea in February.

He coached Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, and also

coached Brazilian clubs Gremio and Palmeiras to Copa Libertadores

titles.