"Scolari's home base is Brazil, he knows Portugal - between the two he has an inroad into that talent," said Dein, who has known Scolari since approaching him years ago as a contingency candidate in case Arsene Wenger left Arsenal.
"That's where he will make his name, plucking kids from obscurity, the boys playing in the favelas in Sao Paulo, without spending big money. Scolari has this great charisma. He puts the never-say-die spirit into them. He gets the best out of them."