Jose Mourinho turned down a move to Lyon because he has a club already according to Jean-Michel Aulas.
Aulas stated, “We had some fairly flattering exchanges over text,”
He also added, “It was nice for everyone. He did not accept our proposal to meet because he has already chosen another club.”
Lyon sacked their coach Sylvinho on Monday after just one win in his last nine matches at the helm and Aulas had identified Mourinho as a target to fill in that gap.
Sylvinho’s arrival was coincidenl with the return of club icon Juninho Pernambucano as sporting director during the pre-season.
Aulas confirmed the decision to dismiss the former Manchester City and Barcelona defender came from Juninho, with Sylvinho’s perceived negative brand of football doing little to endear himself.