Guangzhou Evergrande manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was not put off by links between the club and recently sacked Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti.
In fact, the former Brazil manager seemingly advised the Italian to jump at the chance to join the Chinese club should it arise.
Ancelotti’s rough start to the season with the Bundesliga champions culminated in his getting the sack after a 3-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Earlier in September, former Bayern midfielder Mario Basler had made claims that Ancelotti already had a deal in place in China, though the Italian quickly laughed off the rumours.
However, when quized about the possibility, Brazilian Scolari advised his fellow former Chelsea boss to give it some consideration.
“If Ancelotti is offered the opportunity to come to Guangzhou, he should consider grasping it,” the Evergrande boss told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup clash with Shanghai SIPG.
“Evergrande is a fantastic club, with great working environment. Not only for Ancelotti, Evergrande is a good destination for any coach who is linked with the club.
“My current contract at Evergrande runs until Nov.30 and of course, I’m willing to fulfil it.
“In the meantime, I will do my utmost to win as many titles as I can.”
Scolari currently has the club sitting top of the league on 58 points through 26 matches.