Ahead of their away encounter against Al Ahli in the first leg of Asian Champions League final on Saturday, Guangzhou Evergrande coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has declared his ambition of lifting his first-ever continental title with the club.
The Brazilian is a highly decorated and experienced tactician across the continents with his highest achievement when led his nation to the 2002 World Cup glory. His achievements at club level are similarly impressive.
Scolari successfully brought two Copa Libertadores to Gremio and Palmeiras in 1995 and 1999 respectively and has also enjoyed domestic success outside South America, helping Bunyodkor to win Uzbekistan league in 2009 and Guangzhou to clinch Chinese Super League this season.
“In my career I have been the world champion, the South American champion, and even a European champion. Now it would be a great honour for me to be Asian champion,” said Scolari, who is keen to add his trophy cabinet.
Guangzhou previously won the Asia’s biggest club tournament for the first time in 2013 under Italian World Cup winner Marcello Lippi.