Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he enjoyed his short time in London as Chelsea manager.

Roman Abramovich appointed Scolari as Chelsea manager in 2008 with the hope that he could marry success with Samba football.

The former Portugal manager's reign started well, but his team suffered a mid-season collapse and he was fired by Chelsea's owner after just over six months in charge.

Abramovich's ruthless approach to dismissing managers has continued since, but Scolari today refused to criticise the Russian.

"I had a marvellous time in London. I loved it," Scolari said.

"I hope I will have the opportunity tomorrow to talk to Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole.

"What is happening right now (at Chelsea), I don't have any opinion on."