Luiz Felipe Scolari drenched in press conference by Palmeiras players

Luiz Felipe Scolari gets drenched in press conference by celebrating Palmeiras players after clinching Brazilian Serie A title

  • Palmeiras players hilariously drenched their manager Luiz Felipe Scolari 
  • They got him in a press conference after they won the Brazilian title on Sunday
  • Palmeiras beat Vasco da Gama 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro to secure the trophy
  • Ex-Alaves striker Deyverson scored the only goal of the game after 72 minutes

Max Winters For Mailonline

Palmeiras players hilariously drenched manager Luiz Felipe Scolari in a press conference after he led them to the Brazilian championship on Sunday.

The title win comes only months after the former Chelsea boss returned to his home nation and was the club’s second title in three years.

After the victory celebrations had concluded on the pitch, Scolari sat down to give his post-match thoughts and was immediately drenched by his players with a variety of drinks. 

Palmeiras players hilariously drenched manager Luiz Felipe Scolari in a press conference

Palmeiras players hilariously drenched manager Luiz Felipe Scolari in a press conference

Scolari sat down and was immediately drenched by his players with a variety of drinks

Scolari sat down and was immediately drenched by his players with a variety of drinks

He gave a playful slap and kick to one of his players as they laughed hysterically afterwards

He gave a playful slap and kick to one of his players as they laughed hysterically afterwards

SCOLARI’S HONOURS

Criciuma: Copa do Brazil 1991

Gremio: Brazilian Serie A 1996, Copa do Brazil 1994, Copa Libertadores 1995

Palmeiras: Brazilian Serie A 2018, Copa do Brazil 1998, 2012, Copa Libertadores 1999

Guangzhou Evergrande: Chinese Super League 2015, 2016, 2017, AFC Champions League 2015

Brazil: World Cup 2002 

He gave a playful slap and kick to one of his players as they laughed hysterically following the ambush.

Scolari, who was Brazil’s World Cup-winning coach in 2002, watched as Palmeiras beat Vasco da Gama 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro to secure the trophy for the 10th time with one game in hand.

Former Alaves striker Deyverson scored the only goal after 72 minutes.

Sao Paulo-based Palmeiras have 77 points and are unbeaten in 22 games under Scolari. They are five points ahead of Flamengo with only one game left.

‘Big Phil,’ as the 70-year-old coach is often called, was also in charge of Brazil during their 7-1 humiliation against Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, and a third-place 3-0 defeat by the Netherlands. He went on to coach Brazilian team Gremio – where he had previously won the Brazilian championship in 1996 – before going to China.

Scolari returned to Brazil in July, when Palmeiras were sixth in the standings, after leading Guangzhou Evergrande to three straight Chinese Super League titles and an Asian Champions League crown.

Former Alaves striker Deyverson scored the only goal after 72 minutes to secure the title

Former Alaves striker Deyverson scored the only goal after 72 minutes to secure the title

Sao Paulo-based Palmeiras have 77 points and are unbeaten in 22 games under Scolari

Sao Paulo-based Palmeiras have 77 points and are unbeaten in 22 games under Scolari

Scolari returned to Brazil in July, when Palmeiras were sixth in the league but turned it around

Scolari returned to Brazil in July, when Palmeiras were sixth in the league but turned it around

The coach said the title win didn’t feel like redemption for him in Brazil after the 2014 debacle.

‘I am not old-fashioned, I am not the best and I am not the worst. I am a good coach,’ Scolari told journalists.

Scolari said, however, that the title helped to make up for Palmeiras being eliminated by Boca Juniors in the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores and by Cruzeiro at the same stage of the Brazilian Cup.

Scolari, whose contract with Palmeiras is until the end of 2020, has won a series of trophies with Brazilian clubs.

He won the Copa Libertadores with Gremio in 1995 and with Palmeiras four years later. He has four Brazilian Cup titles, including one with Criciuma, a small club from southern Brazil currently in the second division.

Palmeiras will lift the trophy in front of its fans next weekend against Vitoria in Sao Paulo. 


Comments 0

Share what you think

No comments have so far been submitted. Why not be the first to send us your thoughts,
or debate this issue live on our message boards.

Close

 

Close

We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.

You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our Privacy Policy.

الموقع يستعمل RSS Poster بدعم القاهرة اليوم