The Brazilian, who lasted just seven months at Stamford Bridge, insists the pressure will be straight on the Italian following his arrival in the summer Luiz Felipe Scolari has issued a warning to incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte by claiming that nothing will prepare the Italian for his move to Stamford Bridge. Conte will succeed Guus Hiddink following the end of Italy’s Euro 2016 campaign but faces a huge task of trying to steer Chelsea back towards the top of the Premier League.
Scolari lasted just over seven months at Stamford Bridge before he was sacked in February 2009 but the 67-year-old, who guided Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002, believes the Italian will be in for a shock.
“You can win the World Cup, be European champion and the best coach on the planet — but that cannot prepare anyone for a job like Chelsea,” he told The Sun.
“Your coaching record does not count once you’re there because you must win things straight away. “It’s like very few positions in the world because the Premier League is like no other league in the world.
“Everything a coach will have experienced in countries like Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Germany and France will not be the same as in England. “You must be prepared to accept it’s different.
“The league is the strongest, most competitive and most unpredictable and the football culture is so different.
“Plus it’s Chelsea, where the expectations are higher than most clubs in the world and you have some of the biggest players.
“Coaching Chelsea is like coaching Brazil. The pressure is huge.”