Jose Mourinho rejects Lyon job as he eyes Premier League return

Jose Mourinho rejects Lyon job as he eyes Premier League return

- Jose Mourinho has rejected an offer to manage French side Lyon

- The Ligue 1 outfit wanted Mourinho to replace sacked manager Sylvinho

- Mourinho has been out of managerial duties since he was fired by Man United last year

Jose Mourinho, former Man United manager, reportedly snubbed a job offer to manage French Ligue 1 side Lyon.

According to UK Sun citing RMC, the Portuguese, who has been out of job since mid-December 2018 was invited by Lyon after they sent Sylvinho packing.

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The Ligue 1 campaigners have only nine points from nine matches this campaign, losing four games and winning two.

A performance Lyon chiefs did not welcome and were looking forward to Mourinho guiding them back to Ligue 1 top four.

But the Portuguese manager opted to wait for an opportunity to return to the Premier League.

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The report noted that Mourinho is keeping vigil on Mauricio Pochettino job situation at Tottenham as pressure mounts.

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The veteran manager is also monitoring Zinedine Zidane’s struggles at the Santiago Bernabeu.

On the other hand, Mourinho is also on the radar of Newcastle, with potential buyer and ex-Chelsea ally Peter Kenyon hinting the Portuguese manager is the first on his wish-list.

Legit.ng reported earlier that Manchester United have scored the fewest Premier League goals this season than any other Red Devils' squad in the past 12 years.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have just scored nine goals in eight games, the worst goal ratio of any United manager.

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