Luiz Felipe Scolari will get the chance to polish up a reputation dented by a disastrous spell at Chelsea as his first match in charge of Brazil after Thursday's reappointment will be against England at Wembley.
"Great. There's no better scenario than facing England," said the 64-year-old after taking the reins of the Selecao for a second time barely a week after the sacking of predecessor Mano Menezes.
"I am really fond of the English people and it's great to go back and play at Wembley," said Scolari, who knocked England out of the 2002 World Cup in the quarterfinals on the way to lifting the trophy.
The match will be a February 6 friendly and gives Scolari the chance to make a return to the capital and show that his ill-fated eight months in charge at Stamford Bridge which ended in the sack in February 2009 was a blip.