Scolari named as new Chelsea manager

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Luiz Felipe Scolari has been named as Avram Grant’s successor at Stamford Bridge.

A statement on the official club website reads: “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to confirm that Luiz Felipe Scolari will be the club’s new manager from July 1, 2008.

“Felipe has great qualities. He is one of the world’s top coaches with a record of success at country and club level, he gets the best out of a talented squad of players and his ambitions and expectations match ours. He was the outstanding choice.”

Scolari is currently in charge of Portugal at Euro 2008.

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