According to a recent report, Jose Mourinho has reportedly rejected the opportunity to become the Chelsea boss for the third time. The Portuguese manager is considered one of the greatest managers in the club’s history, having won three Premier League titles in two spells. His reputation goes beyond Chelsea, having won multiple titles in different countries, proving to be a born winner and charismatic leader.
Currently, Mourinho is leading Roma and has won the UEFA Europa Conference League in its inaugural season last year. He has also taken his team to the semi-finals of the Europa League this term, with Bayer Leverkusen standing between him and another European final. In the meantime, Chelsea has been searching for a new permanent boss, and Mauricio Pochettino seems to be their man. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from Gclub.
Corriere dello Sport, as reported by Sport Witness, claims that Chelsea contacted Mourinho about becoming their manager again, but he declined the offer to remain with Roma. The 60-year-old is said to be committed to the Serie A side and has never considered going back to Stamford Bridge.
Although Mourinho’s reputation as a manager is undoubted, returning for the third time could have felt like overkill, especially as he may not be at the level he once was. Pochettino is a younger and fresher option, and his more attacking style of football could galvanise the whole club and get the most out of some struggling attacking players.
Choosing to stay at Roma is a wise decision for Mourinho, as he continues to be loved by many Chelsea fans. Though he may have rubbed a few fans up the wrong way by managing Manchester United and Tottenham after leaving the Blues, his legacy remains intact. Get all the latest updates from the Premier League only on Gclub Sports.