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16 Agustus 2008

Signing Robinho Not My Job - Scolari

Brazilian World Cup winning coach Luis Felipe Scolari will embark on a new adventure this weekend as he gets his first taste of club football in England with Premiership and Champions League runners-up, Chelsea.
While he is expected to thrill the Stamford Bridge crowd with his team’s attacking style of play, off the pitch, he has already begun on the defensive as he tried to steer clear of the ongoing transfer talk involving Robinho.
“Robinho is a very good player, but I do not know what will happen. It is not my job,” he started off during a press conference ahead of the Chelsea-Portsmouth clash.
“It is the job of the directors, the people who handle the money. Of course, he is a fantastic player who can play in any club in the world. But I am happy with the players I have now.
“If we lose to Portsmouth, it will not be because we didn’t have Robinho. It will be because we did not play well,” he added.
Chelsea are currently in hot pursuit of the Real Madrid winger, but with their Spanish counterparts less than eager to sell him, the Blues are using the kind of forceful approach that the Spaniards themselves used – or tried to – in an attempt to lure Cristiano Ronaldo away from Old Trafford.