Revealed: Mourinho rejected Real Madrid as he wants to manage in EPL

Saurav Kapoor / 18 January 2016

According to journalist Duncan Castlesex-Chelsea manager turned down Real Madrid President Fiorentino Perez’s request to manage Real Madrid a second time because he wants to coach in the Premier League next season. After being sacked for a second time by Chelsea, Mourinho released a statement saying he wanted to return to management quickly and would not be taking a sabbatical but now the Portuguese has decided that it would be better for him to wait for the season to end before joining a new club. Mourinho’s preferred destination is Manchester United.

According to the SUN SPORT, Jose Mourinho believes that he will be Manchester United boss in 6 months time and has even sounded out some of his former assistants about the job.

Manchester United have approached Jose Mourinho to take over at United as a long-term replacement for beleaguered Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho likes the idea of taking over at Old Trafford but both parties feel that it is in their best interests that Jose takes over after the current season ends. Rather than joining a club in the middle of a campaign, Mourinho wants to have a full preseason to work with his new squad, while planning transfer and other organizational matters well in advance. Mourinho was advised to take a break by his agent Jorge Mendes, who has a close working relationship with Ed Woodward.


Mourinho came close to managing the Old Trafford club in 2013 according to Castles. He had a number of discussions with the clubs representatives before Abramovich intervened and convinced Mourinho to join Chelsea. Mourinho returned to Chelsea because he felt that he had some unfinished business with Chelsea. United, on the other hand, went on to appoint David Moyes.

Mourinho rejected Real Madrid so that he can return to management in the Premier League because he wants to punish Abramovich for sacking him for the second time.

However, it is not yet clear whether Jose Mourinho will go to United or not but if it does happen then it might be one of the most lethal combinations the Premier League has ever seen.

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