Neymar's agent slams Scolari amid uncertainty over Brazil future
The pressure is building on Luiz Felipe Scolari.
After being told to "Go to hell" by the front page of newspaper O Dia following Brazil's heaviest defeat of all time to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, the 65-year-old has received fresh criticism from Wagner Ribeiro, who represents Brazilian superstar Neymar.
The agent did not mince his words as he posted six reasons in Portuguese on why Scolari was not good enough to lead the Selecao.
A translation of Ribeiro's words on ESPN FC read: "1. He trained Portugal and did not win anything. 2. Went to Chelsea and got sacked. 3. Went to coach in Uzbekistan. 4. Returned to Brazil, took a big team [Palmeiras in 2012] and got them relegated. 5. Asked to resign 56 days before the end of the season to avoid the relegation. 6. He's a 'd*******', arrogant, horrible, conceited and ridiculous."
Throwing in the towel?
Scolari, who led Brazil to their fifth World Cup triumph in 2002 during his first stint as national coach, has publicly said that any decision on his future will be on hold till after Brazil's third-place playoff against Holland on Sunday morning (Singapore time).
However, wire reports have suggested that the former Chelsea and Portugal coach is ready to throw in the towel, having intimated his intentions to quit his post to friends and family after the watershed defeat to the Germans.
Sources: Xinhua, ESPN FC, BBC