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Pellegrini 'turns down Brazil job'

ESPN staff
July 15, 2014
Brazil coach Scolari resigns

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has reportedly rejected the chance to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil boss.

Manuel Pellegrini guided Manchester City to the Premier League title in his first season © Getty Images

Pellegrini is said to have been approached on Sunday, just 24 hours after Scolari quit following Brazil's embarrassing World Cup defeats to Germany and the Netherlands on home soil.

Scolari's Brazil were hammered 7-1 by eventual champions Germany in the semi-finals before losing their third-place play-off with Louis van Gaal's Netherlands 3-0.

According to reports from El Mercurio in Pellegrini's native Chile, the City manager refused to enter into negotiations with the Brazilian FA and plans to see out his three-year deal with the Premier League champions.

Pellegrini, who also won the League Cup during his first season in England, is with his City squad for a training camp at St Andrews in Scotland ahead of their second pre-season friendly against Hearts on Friday.

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