Scolari to coach Brazil’s Palmeiras after WC

Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will charge at Brazilian

club Palmeiras after his work as a commentator at the World


Scolari’s spokesman says Scolari has reached a deal to coach the

four-time Brazilian champion until the end of 2012.

Spokesman Acaz Fellegger said in a statement Sunday the contract

will be signed when Scolari returns to Brazil after the World Cup

in South Africa.

Scolari had worked with Palmeiras from 1997-2000, helping it win

the 1998 Brazilian Cup and the 1999 Copa Libertadores.

It will be his first job in Brazil since coaching Chelsea and

Uzbek club Bunyodkor.

Scolari won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil and coached Portugal

to the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup.