Football: Job in US would suit Parreira

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THE man who guided Brazil to victory in the World Cup final this year - Carlos Alberto Parreira - said that he would be prepared to coach in the new American league, Major League Soccer, when it begins in April, if invited to do so. Parreira resigned as Brazil's coach after the finals.

'Three years were enough,' he said of his Brazilian appointment. 'It's the toughest job in world football.'

'The Americans tried to talk with me after the World Cup, but I was already engaged with Valencia so I couldn't accept any offer,' Parreira said. 'But a coaching job in America would be a big challenge.'

Parreira, who coached Kuwait in the 1982 finals and the United Arab Emirates in 1990, has a one-year contract with the Spanish club.