Former Brazil, Portugal and Chelsea coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has spoken of being scouted out for a number of international jobs including the vacant Australia role.
The 69-year-old has just ended a successful two-and-a-half year spell in China with Guangzhou Evergrande where his side won the league in three consecutive seasons.
Scolari says Chile, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar have all approached him about the possibility of taking charge of their national sides.
However, the possibility of taking Australia to next year's World Cup in Russia has piqued his interest the most after Ange Postecoglou stepped down from the role in November.
"I am one of the names they spoke with... to see if I was interested in taking them to the World Cup," Scolari is quoted by Sky Sports as saying.
"They can probably hire someone in February. So if they are interested they will call my agent and we'll discuss it.
"But I don't intend in just taking a team to the World Cup. I intend on leading a team with an organised project for one or two years. But I am interested.
"I had an offer from Saudi Arabia, I had an invite from Chile just recently. The Asian countries, such as United Arab Emirates, Qatar, sounded me out but I was under contract.
"I waited for the right moment to say, OK, now I don't have a contract and I am receptive to invites and we'll look at them and we see what might happen."
- Luiz Felipe Scolari
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