Former Manchester United manager José Mourinho has turned down the chance to become Lyon’s manager as he reportedly hopes to return to England.

The controversial Portuguese manager had a fairly successful career during his two-year spell at Old Trafford, though, he was eventually sacked after a run of poor results last season.

Since his dismissal from his position as United manager last December, the former Chelsea manager is without a club despite numerous clubs vying for his services.

According to France-based media outlet RMC Sport, the 56-year-old does not see a future in Ligue 1, hence, he decided to ignore Lyon’s offer.

As it stands, the former Real Madrid manager will have to be more patient if he must get a chance to manage any top team in England.

It is obvious he won’t be returning to Old Trafford despite the uncertainty surrounding the club’s managerial position.

Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and City’s managers are very much active as they’re doing fine in their respective clubs.

However, reports are linking him with a move to Tottenham following the club’s recent run of unfavorable results.

Pochettino’s men are far from convincing so far and the Argentine’s future at North London remains unsettled due to reports linking him with a move to Old Trafford.

We will keep our fingers crossed and monitor how things turn out for Mourinho in his quest for a new Premier League managerial post.


I am a student of journalism, a part-time blog admin, football writer and analyst