Former Manchester United and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has rejected an offer in France as he wants a return to Spain or England.
Mourinho was presented a coaching job by Lyon board by the Portuguese tactician declined the offer to manage Lyon after the club president Jean-Michel Aulas contacted him for the vacant role but the offer was turned down by Mourinho, according to French radio station RMC.
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Mourinho is holding out for a job in England or Spain, Laurent Blanc is now in pole position to land the job and he is due to hold a meeting with the club in the coming days, their lowest position at this stage since 1995-96.
Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was also linked to the role as Aulas wants a more experienced figure in compared to Sylvinho, who was managing the team for the first time.
The former Arsenal defender lasted just 141 days as Lyon manager, having been appointed in May.