Details have emerged on how efforts to have Jose Mourinho make a stunning return to Chelsea for the third time as manager collapsed.
Mourinho is held in high regard at Stamford Bridge, thanks to his illustrious stint with the west Londoners across two spells.
The legendary Portuguese boss won three Premier League titles during the two spells, with two of those coming during his first stint between 2004 and 2007.
He went on to win his third when he returned from Real Madrid in 2015 – but it was not enough to help him keep his job at the club.
A Chelsea director reportedly reached out to Jose Mourinho to gauge his interest in taking charge at Stamford Bridge
However, Mourinho is said to have turned down the opportunity to manage the Blues for the third time in his career
The former Manchester United boss is currently in the books of Roma, where he has enjoyed considerable success since he joined them in 2021. Source: Sports Brief.