Ex-Chelsea boss Scolari to join Rivaldo at Bunyodkor

Former Chelsea and Brazil boss Luis Felipe Scolari is in advanced talks with Uzbekistan's Bunyodkor.

Former Chelsea and Brazil boss Luis Felipe Scolari is in advanced talks with Uzbekistan's Bunyodkor.

Scolari is close to accepting an offer to be the manager of Uzbekistan and the country's biggest club Bunyodkor, says the Daily Mail.

The 60-year-old had hoped to stay in London, where he has lived since being sacked by Chelsea in February, but has failed to find a suitable vacancy.

He is understood to be deciding between the dual Uzbekistan role and another Asian national team - thought to be Saudi Arabia.

Rivaldo, now 37, is a year into an astonishing £80,000 a week, four-year contract with Bunyodkor and was part of Scolari's 2002 World Cup-winning Brazil team.

He was signed after the club failed in a £15million bid to sign Samuel Eto'o from Barcelona last summer.

The ambitious club, formed just four years ago, have their eye on winning the Asian Champions League, which is a route to the Club World Cup and an international audience.

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