Mourinho Rues Big Decision!
Did Jose Mourinho turn down a big offer at the end of last season to stick onto his job at Chelsea, which would evaporate into thin air soon? Yes, if you believe the Special One.
In an interview to The Daily Telegraph, the 45-year old Portuguese regretted rejected an offer from one of the greatest clubs in Europe to stay on at Stamford Bridge. This is the first revelation by Mourinho of its kind. This is what the Mouth actually said:
“I made a mistake not to leave Chelsea at the end of last season.
“I had an offer from one of the greatest clubs in Europe but I preferred to stay in London because I promised the fans that I won’t leave on my own initiative, and four months later I was fired. Now I understand that I probably shouldn’t have missed such an opportunity
I had a very tempting offer [from England] but I rejected it. Working with a national team isn’t interesting for me. I like training on a daily basis, games every week or even better three times a week.
“I’m not 60. I’m only 45. So it wasn’t the point that it was team England. Working for any national team would mean rejecting something much more interesting.”
Mourinho is of course heavily touted to return to club management from next season. He has been off the football radar since he was sacked by Chelsea in September and has been since linked with high profile clubs such as Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan and AC Milan.
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