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Defender John Terry has responded enthusiastically to the prospect of Luiz Felipe Scolari managing England.

The FA have offered Scolari the job after Sven-Goran Eriksson leaves, following this year’s tournament in Germany.

“I spoke to Riccy (Ricardo Carvalho) and Paulo (Ferreira) yesterday and they said what a good coach he was and what a great man-manager he is,” Terry told a news conference. “They said we’d really enjoy ourselves with him.”

However, the Chelsea skipper also admitted that any one of the names linked with the job “would be great for England”.

Terry added that the England players’ focus over the next few weeks was not the new manager but the World Cup under Eriksson.

“For the players the main thing is that Mr Eriksson is in charge. We’re in with a great chance … the players are very much united with one thing on their minds and that’s to win.”

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