Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini has rejected the chance to coach Brazil
Luiz Felipe Scolari left after failing at finishing fourth at 2014 World Cup
Scolari oversaw a 7-1 defeat to Germany and a 3-0 loss to Holland
Pellegrini won Premier League and League Cup in first season in England
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has rejected an offer to become the new coach of Brazil, according to reports in his native Chile.
It has been claimed that Pellegrini was approached as the World Cup reached its climax on Sunday, 24 hours before Luiz Felipe Scolari quit following a calamitous end to Brazil’s bid to win the tournament on home soil.
However, Pellegrini is said to have refused to enter into negotiations with the Brazilian FA, insisting that he wants to see out his three-year contract at the Etihad.
Pellegrini and his squad are spending the week training at St Andrews in Scotland before playing their second pre-season friendly against Hearts on Friday.
Director of football Txiki Begiristain is also staying at the famous golf resort although it is unclear whether the two men have discussed the alleged approach from Brazil.
Pellegrini has wasted no time strengthening his squad this summer with the signings of Bacary Sagna on a free transfer from Arsenal, goalkeeper Willy Caballero from Malaga and they have been linked with defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto.
Winger Samir Nasri has also committed his future to the club, signing a new contract which will extend his stay at the Etihad until 2019.