Jose Mourinho’s agent has told the Press Association the Portuguese manager has rejected the opportunity to coach Syria.
The approach was made last week by Syria for Mourinho who remains unemployed having been sacked in December by Chelsea but, unsurprisingly, he has no intention of taking up the role.
Mendes is quoted by the BBC as saying “while he felt honoured to receive the invitation, he cannot at the moment accept it” in an email to the Syrian FA.
Mourinho confirmed this week that he had multiple job offers, one of which was clearly Syria, but Manchester United are considered the most likely destination for his next job.
With Syria out of the equation as well as his former clubs as Mourinho wants to join a new club this summer, there really aren’t many jobs available for a man who has openly admitted he wants a tough job in a competitive league.
Mourinho has also said he wants to be at a club where is wanted and looking from the outside in that is one major reason why there are question marks over a potential job at Man United. Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson are also believed to have reservations over Mourinho as a replacement for Louis van Gaal and from a financial point of view, the club will want to wait until top four is mathematically impossible due to a clause in the Dutchman’s contract which saves them money on dismissal.
But, at least we can rule out Syria from the pot of potential jobs for Mourinho, right?