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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Neymar agent labels Scolari 'an old jerk'

Scolari
Scolari

NEYMAR'S agent has launched a scathing attack on Brazil manager Luis Felipe Scolari following the soul-destroying 7-1 defeat to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, brandishing him "an old jerk, repulsive and conceited".

Brazil suffered their worst defeat in their history when the World Cup hosts were left shocked and humiliated on Tuesday night, conceding five goals in 29 first-half minutes that will haunt the nation until the end of time.

The defeat coincided with the absence of both influential captain Thiago Silva and star forward Neymar, and his agent Wagner Ribeiro has taken to Twitter to heavily criticise the man affectionately known as Felipao.

SACKED

In a six-point list of critical points, Ribeiro said: "One - being Portugal coach and winning nothing.

"Two - going to Chelsea and being sacked the following day. Three - going to coach in Uzbekistan.

"Four - returning to Brazil, taking over a big team (Palmeiras) and getting them relegated to the second division.

"Five - leaving the club 56 days before the end of the Brasileirao [season] to 'escape' relegation."

But after using Scolari's recent track record to paint the 65-year-old in a negative light, he saved the best for last as his attack took a much more personal approach.

"Six - being an old jerk, arrogant, repulsive, conceited and ridiculous," he added to end his rant with a fierce view on the Selecao coach.

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