Jose Mourinho Turns Down Approach From Lyon, Wants To Take Up A Job In England
Jose Mourinho has turned down an approach from Lyon, telling the club's president that he wants to return to England and take up a job in the Premier League.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas contacted the Portuguese about their managerial vacancy following the sacking of Sylvinho, who was dismissed from his position on Monday.
But the ex-Real Madrid and Manchester United manager rejected the opportunity to manage in France's top tier, according to RMC.
Further reports claim Mourinho wants to find a gig in the Premier League with his family still based in England following his stints in charge at Chelsea and United.
The 56-year-old has been out of management since his sacking from Manchester United last season.
He has since been linked with a host of positions including a sensational return to Real Madrid as well as AC Milan and Schalke.
Mourinho has been working as a pundit for Sky Sports, but he's expressed his desire to return to football management.
"I have to be patient and wait for the right opportunity and the right opportunity is one that is at the same size and the same level that I am as a manager. I have to wait for the exact right one," he said.
Laurent Blanc, meanwhile, is Aulas' other main target and a meeting will be held in the coming days about potentially taking the Lyon role.