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Chelsea's Mineiro: I've never worked with Scolari before

Mineiro admits he hadn't worked with Luiz Felipe Scolari before signing with Chelsea.

The former Hertha Berlin midfielder told "I knew him before as an opponent when he was a coach in Brazil but I didn't know him with the Brazilian team. He is very well respected and loved by all Brazilians, including myself. He is a wonderful professional and I am happy to be here working with him and I am sure we will do great work together.

"He is a coach that tries to protect his group, he is very protective and tries to help in every area he can so the group can get better.

"He is a great person and tries to be very correct in everything he does, professional and personal. That's what we knew about him in Brazil. He is a man manager and I believe that's what people see in him at Chelsea now, being a good person in everything he does."

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