Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has distanced himself from the vacant managerial job at Premier League club Newcastle United.
According to the Daily Star, his representatives say that the Portuguese tactician is not in the running for who to succeed Rafael Benitez as the Newcastle United manager.
Spanish tactician Benitez is expected to leave his post as the Newcastle United manager on June 30 when his contract expires.
Jose Mourinho had earlier revealed that his focus is on getting a national team job in one of his recent interviews despite the numerous transfer links with top jobs at club level.
The former FC Porto and Inter Milan manager has not been in the dugout since he was sacked as the Manchester United manager in December.
He was sacked at Manchester United after masterminding their worst start to a season in the Premier League.
Rafael Benitez has decided to step down from his role as the Newcastle United manager after the club failed to provide adequate backing for him in the transfer window.
He has been at Newcastle United for three years since his appointment in 2016.
Rafael Benitez led the Magpies to a top-ten finish in their first season back in the top flight two seasons ago before the 13th place finish from last season.