Scolari, who coached the Real Madrid forward during his spell in charge of the Portuguese national team between 2003 and 2008, is currently managing Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande.
He has hinted that Cristiano Ronaldo could play in China one day after revealing the 33-year-old has asked him about life in the Asian country.
Speaking to Esporte Interativo, he said: “[He] who has asked me more than once how life in China is Cristiano Ronaldo. Why can’t Cristiano Ronaldo go to China?
“Yes, he has asked me what it’s like to live in China. I gave him all the coordinates. And also we have to understand that China is China for different players.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has brands, an industry. Then I told him what I always say – whoever receives an opportunity, has to go to China.”