José Mourinho Has Turned Down A Whopping £88m Offer From Chinese Side Guangzhou Evergrande

José Mourinho has incredibly rejected a whopping £88m (€100m) contract offer from Guangzhou Evergrande, according to Sky Sports.

The Portuguese manager, 56, was linked with following in the same footsteps as Rafa Benítez and making the switch to China.

But the 'Special One' has reportedly turned down an offer that would have made him the highest-paid manager in the world.

The Chinese Super League side were ready to hand the ex-Manchester United and Chelsea boss £28m a season with bonuses.

And Sky Sports added that Mourinho had even been offered the opportunity to pick the length of his contract.

Mourinho, who has been out of management since he was axed at United last season, had met with the Evergrande Group chairman Xu Jiayin in April about the possibility of managing the Chinese side.

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And the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid head coach was flattered by the interest from the club.

Mourinho has opened up about his future in coaching and admitted that he could make his return in July.

"I have a lot of qualities and one of them is to respect other clubs and their management," he said.

"I have never spoken like 'this club wanted me, they contacted me.'

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"When I left Manchester United in December, I immediately took the decision I want to work from summer. I hope to be back to work in July in a project I really like."

The 'Special One' told Sky Sport Italia that he would even be open to the idea of making a stunning return to Italy.

"In the future? Always soccer, and always a high level. Italy? Could be a possibility," he said.

Mourinho also confessed last month that he dreamed about the idea of managing a national team and competing in the World Cup and the Euros.

Which club should Mourinho manage next?

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