Rumours suggesting that City could replace Mark Hughes with former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari have been dismissed by a spokeman for the Brazilian coach.

Scolari was sacked by Chelsea last week and reports had suggested that City could make an approach for the former Portugal international team coach.

However, these reports have been rubbished by Scolari's spokesman Acaz Fellegger, who told The Guardian newspaper: "There is no contact with Manchester City.

"Scolari has no intention of taking on another job during this season.

"He has no intention of doing anything before the end of May or June.

"Only after June will he decide his future. If he goes to work in another country in Europe he will move there.

"If he stays in England he will obviously stay there."