Pellegrini rejects Brazil coaching job
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini has turned down the chance to manage Brazil.
Reports from Pellegrini's native Chile claimed the Manchester City boss was asked about the prospect of succeeding Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Scolari quit on Monday in the wake of hosts and five-time winners Brazil's humiliating 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to eventual winners Germany - a situation not helped by a subsequent 3-0 loss to Holland in the third and fourth place play-off.
Pellegrini, who led the Blues to the Premier League title and League Cup success last season in his first year in charge, was among the favourites to succeed Scolari, according to El Mercurio in Chile, reports the Mirror.
The Brazilian Football Federation are understood to have sounded out Pellegrini through the 60-year-old's representatives, but were told he would honour his contract with City and was not interested in the role. (ANI)