England: Could This World Cup Winner Be Roy Hodgson's Successor?

Luiz Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari at Granja Comary training complex, Teresopolis, May 29, 2014. Scolari is interested in managing England. Buda Mendes/Getty

World Cup winner Luiz Felipe Scolari has expressed interest in succeeding Roy Hodgson as England manager a decade after rejecting the job.

Scolari, who won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil, turned down the England job in 2006 when Sven Goran Eriksson left the post.

The 67-year-old knocked England out of the 2002 World Cup, as well as Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup while manager of Portugal, but may now replace Hodgson, who resigned on Monday.

"I am the manager of Guangzhou and I am concentrating on my job here," Scolari told the Daily Mail. "But I know the importance of the England job in world football.

"I've an affection for England football and I am aware of the need for the national team to be successful.

"I understand the importance of an international manager from my time with Brazil and Portugal."

Having won the Jules Rimet Trophy in 2002, Scolari came close to securing the European Championships two years later but his Portugal side lost 1-0 to Greece in the final.

The Brazilian has managed in England before, but suffered a difficult spell as Chelsea manager, lasting just eight months in the job. Owner Roman Abramovich sacked him in February 2009.

Since then, he has managed the Brazilian national team again, where he won the Confederations Cup in 2013.