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Scolari says he's been declining offers to be Colombia coach

AP  |  Sao Paulo 

World Cup-winning Luiz says he's been declining requests to be the new

says on Tuesday the keeps approaching him to replace Jose Pekerman, who left the job last year.

But says he wants to stay at

"It seems do not understand I am not leaving, and they are raising their offering," he says.

"But it is not a matter of offerings."

Scolari joined Palmeiras six months ago and guided it to the national title last year. That helped to repair his reputation at home, where his second stint as flamed out in Scolari led to the 2002 title.

He says he's also had offers to coach clubs back in China, but is happy where he is. has an interim manager,

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 20:45 IST