Scolari eyes Asian Champions League glory with Guangzhou Evergrande

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JINAN, CHINA - JUNE 20:  (CHINA OUT) Luiz Felipe Scolari, head coach of Guangzhou Evergrande, celebrates with team mates after winning the CSL Chinese Football Association Super League match between Shandong Luneng and Guangzhou Evergrande at Jinan Olympic Sports Center on June 20, 2015 in Jinan, China.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

boss has set his sights firmly on achieving continental glory ahead of his side’s encounter with Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol in next week’s quarter-final first leg.

The Brazilian coach will continue his stint in after a five-year absence following his last experience of the tournament when he managed Uzbekistan giants Bunyodkor in 2010 edition.

“The last time I fought on this stage was in 2010, but now the strangeness and equally the familiarity is coming back to me following my experience with Bunyodkor,” said the 66-year-old tactician.

“I’m excited to be back with a team like Guangzhou, a team with a strong squad full of top players. After the first month of working and communicating with the team and the players as well as the staff I’m confident we can win many games and go far in this competition.

Evergrande will visit Hitachi Stadium to play the fist leg on Tuesday, at the stadium where they successfully recorded a 4-1 win on the way to an 8-0 aggregate victory in the 2013 semifinals.