Scolari saved by Brazilian vigils

January 20th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Jan.20 (ANI): Chelseas under fire coach Luiz Felipe Scolari got through the most difficult week of his career with the help of 24-hour vigils to his beloved Our Lady of Carravagio by friends in Brazil.
Devout followers of the Roman Catholic icon held vigils and prayer chains for the beleaguered Chelsea boss last week at the shrine near Scolaris home in Brazil as he faced the sack after seven months in charge at the club.
According to the Daily Express, Scolari, a devout follower himself, was in deep trouble last week after a miserable run of results and rumors of rifts within the dressing room.
But an FA Cup third-round replay win at Southend, and then Saturdays late winning show over struggling Stoke at the Bridge, got him out of jail.
The shrine to the icon stands 10 miles from Scolaris home at Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil and prayers were said there all last week.
Chelsea, before last week, had won just one of their previous six games. (ANI)

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