Ribeiro called embattled Scolari ‘an old jerk’ and ‘repulsive’ in sarcastic Twitter list
The list was entitled ‘six requirements to be a Brazilian coach’ Neymar fractured a vertebrae in his back during quarter-final win over ColombiaScolari refused to resign following 7-1 thrashing by Germany in semi-final
Ribeiro produced a list of ‘six requirements to be Brazilian coach’ and proceeded to belittle many achievements in Scolari’s managerial career.
Neymar missed the semi-final after fracturing the third vertebrae of his back in the last eight win over Colombia, leading to an outpouring of national grief, and faces a race against time to be fit for the start of the season with Barcelona.
Ribeiro wrote on his Twitter account:
‘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’ the relegation.
‘Six – being an old jerk, arrogant, repulsive, conceited and ridiculous.’
The fact Neymar’s agent is willing to make public such negative feelings about the Selecao’s coach sums up the mood in Brazil that he should be sacked and replaced as soon as possible.