Abramovichs millions tempted Scoalri to join ChelseaJune 15th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovichs millions tempted him to join the club.
Scolari said he is undertaking a huge responsibility by agreeing to manage Chelsea. The Brazilian tried to negotiate a new contract as Portugal coach ahead of Euro 2008.
But Scolari admitted talks ended with the Portuguese football federation when they failed to agree on the figures, The Sun reported.
Every decision was taken with the parties involved knowing what happened, namely the president of the Portuguese Football Federation who looked for assistance with some sponsors, he said.
He tried to get their help but they didnt give their assistance. We wanted to get a similar proposal but after having done that they told me I was free to negotiate with whomever I wished to negotiate. I negotiated, Scolari added.
We all knew one day we would start and one day we would end. The president did his utmost but my assignment will end at the end of the Euros, he said.
We should stop touching upon this topic because it is not going to change. We tried, we did our utmost on each side, Scolari said.
Scolari begins work at Stamford Bridge on July 1. And he insists he will have no problem motivating his Blues stars. (ANI)
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