Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has reportedly rejected the chance to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil boss.

Pellegrini is said to have been approached on Sunday, just 24 hours after Scolari quit following Brazil's embarrassing World Cup defeats to Germany and the Netherlands on home soil.

Scolari's Brazil were hammered 7-1 by eventual champions Germany in the semi-finals before losing their third-place play-off with Louis van Gaal's Netherlands 3-0.