Jose Mourinho has rejected his latest offer to return to management with Ligue 1 side Lyon as he's ‘already chosen another club'.
Lyon sacked Sylvinho on Monday one day after a damaging 1-0 defeat in the derby with Saint Etienne, which marked their fourth loss in nine matches.
And Mourinho immediately emerged as the leading candidate to replace the former FC Barcelona full-back at the French giants who last won the league in the 2007/08 season.
However, club president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed that Mourinho has already selected his next club.
“We had some fairly flattering exchanges over text,” Aulas told reporters, as per GFF News.
“It was nice for everyone. He did not accept our proposal to meet because he has already chosen another club.”
Despite the iconic coach publically expressing his desire to return to management, this is the second known job offer he's rejected this year. He turned down a €100 million (R1.7 billion) contract to manage Guangzhou Evergrande last season.
But according to ESPN, Mourinho is biding his time for ‘the right club'.
Mourinho has strongly been linked with Tottenham and Real Madrid in recent weeks but it remains to be seen where the former Manchester United coach will end up.
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