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Scolari: money was a factor

Scolari: money was a factor


Portugal boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has had his first insightful interview regarding his future move to Chelsea. Scolari has preferred to be honest and admitted that he joined the Blues purely for financial reasons.

"Every decision was taken with the parties involved knowing what happened, namely the president of the Portuguese football federation who looked for assistance with some sponsors," he said. "He tried to get their help but they didn't give their assistance.

"We wanted to get a similar proposal but after having done that they told me I was free to negotiate with whomever I wished to negotiate. I negotiated.

"We all knew one day we would start and one day we would end," he added. "The president did his utmost, but my assignment will end at the end of the Euros."