Luiz Felipe Scolari Resigns As Bunyodkor Coach

‘Big Phil’ taking some time off…
Former World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed his resignation from Uzbek champions Bunyodkor.

“The contract we had stipulated that every six months there would be a conversation between me and the club, to see if it would be of interest to carry on or not,” Scolari told the press in his farewell news conference.

Scolari’s target upon his appointment last June was to help the club to its first Asian Champions League crown. Having fallen at the quarter-final stage to eventual winners Pohang Steelers last season, the club went one worse this term when they were eliminated in the second round by Saudi outfit Al Hilal.

“Some of the things that have happened made us, on both sides, look at the big picture and we decided to take this measure,” Scolari continued.

“I think that acting in this way I'll be continuing my contribution to the club,” he said, before admitting he wanted to help his son find a university in Portugal. “I also need the time to help my son arrange his place study in Europe.”

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