Jose Mourinho revealed that he had no intention in coming back to Chelsea for a third spell after he was approached for the managerial position.
Chelsea have struggled this season and currently have Frank Lampard as interim manager after sacking both Thomas Tuchel and his successor, Graham Potter.
Mauricio Pochettino, former PSG and Tottenham coach is currently the favorite for the Chelsea vacancy after positive talks with Blues co-owner Todd Boehly.
Reports however had it that the Blues also reached out to one of their most decorated former managers, Jose Mourinho, for discussions over their vacant managerial position.
Corriere dello Sport, via Football Italia confirmed that Mourinho was spoken to by a Chelsea director to see if the Portuguese will return to the Bridge.
Jose Mourinho enjoyed a successful period as Chelsea head coach under Roman Abramovich – who was the previous owner.
Mourinho did turn down the chance to even participate in discussions over the vacancy at Stamford Bridge.
The Portuguese was more interested in seeking talks with AS Roma chief Dan Friedkin in a bid to clarify his long-term future.
Mourinho has rebuilt his reputation in Italy with Roma after a disappointing spell at Tottenham, and they are currently sixth in Serie A but just four points behind second-placed Lazio.
The former Chelsea manager also guided AS Roma to the Europa League semi-finals after winning the Europa Conference League last year.
Jose Mourinho is till quite popular at Stamford Bridge after he helped Chelsea win three Premier Leagues, three League Cups and an FA Cup titles across two successful spells at the club.
He has also enjoyed a successful spells at Real Madrid and Inter Milan before returning to England to boss Manchester United and Tottenham in recent years.
Mourinho’s current contract with AS Roma runs until the summer of 2024 but there have been interest from Real Madrid and a move to Al-Nassr – Cristiano Ronaldo’s team.
Chelsea on the other hand are keen on pushing to land Pochettino as their new head coach after holding constructive talks with the highly-rated Argentine.
Pochettino has been unemployed since he was dismissed from PSG last summer.
Frank Lampard will continue until the end of the season even if Pochettino and Chelsea reach an agreement.
After losing all five of their games since Lampard’s return, The Blues are currently languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
Chelsea will face Arsenal on Tuesday night, 2nd of May 2023 at the Emirates as they look for their first win under Frank Lampard.
José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix GOIH is a Portuguese football manager and former player who was born on 26 January 1963 and is the current head coach of Italian Serie A club Roma.
Mourinho was nicknamed “The Special One” by the British media, and he is one of the most decorated managers ever. He is widely considered to be among the greatest managers of all time.
Mourinho was named Portuguese Coach of the Century by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) in 2015, and was also the first coach to spend more than £1 billion on transfers.
Mourinho has been compared with Argentine manager Helenio Herrera due to his tactical knowledge, charismatic and controversial personality, and a reputation for prioritizing results over attractive football.
How Many Trophies Has Mourinho Won?
Jose Mourinho won his last trophy as he led Roma to the European cup final in 2022.
His Roma side beat Feyenoord in the inaugural 2022 Europa Conference League title match, becoming the first manager to win all three European competitions.
Mourinho has won 26 club trophies to date which are listed below:
Trophies won with Porto
|Taca de Portugal||2002-03|
|Supertaca Candido de Oliveira||2003|
|UEFA Champions League||2003-04|
Trophies won with Chelsea
|FA Community Shield||2005|
Trophies won with Inter Milan
|UEFA Champions League||2009-10|
Trophies won with Real Madrid
|Copa del Rey||2010-11|
|Supercopa de Espana||2012|
Trophies won with Manchester United
|FA Community Shield||2016|
|UEFA Europa League||2016-17|
Trophies won with AS Roma
|UEFA Conference League||2022|