Bosingwa praises Scolari
Jose Bosingwa is looking forward to playing under old national boss Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chelsea.
Last Updated: 17/07/08 9:40am
Chelsea's new right-back Jose Bosingwa is looking forward to playing under old national boss Luiz Felipe Scolari at Stamford Bridge.
His comments came as Scolari formally presented him with his named Chelsea shirt on Wednesday following his £16.2million switch from Porto.
He signed when Avram Grant was still boss but is pleased to continue to work with Scolari, who he knows from playing for Portugal, including as a first choice in the Euro 2008 side.
He told the official club website: "As a coach I have little to say about Mr Scolari because his CV speaks for itself.
"He has won everything there is to win with Brazil, at clubs as well as country, and with Portugal, he was a wonderful manager.
"He is the type of manager who is a friend to the players. He protects the players and he tries to bring the best out of each one.
"He always tries to help his players in every way he can. He is always available if you have a personal problem and he will be the one to facilitate it so you can go to your country or home town and sort it out. That is the way he is, he is very open to you."
Bosingwa also worked under another former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, when both were at Porto.
But he does not wish to compare the 'Special One' with his new boss.
"Everybody is unique and Mr Mourinho and Mr Scolari are different personalities so they are different," he said.
"I've worked very well with Mourinho and I think I am working very well with Scolari.
"I will keep working as hard as I have done for Porto so I can have my best chance of getting in the team."
As he is not fully conversant in English at present, Bosingwa is talking to Scolari in Portuguese.
He can also communicate with the French speakers at Stamford Bridge as he was born in the French-speaking Democratic Republic of the Congo.
"It has been good because there are a few Portuguese as well as Brazilians so we all speak the same language - but I also speak French so I have been talking with the French-speakers," he said.
"Also the English players as well have been welcoming and they have been trying to help out as well."