Report: Jose Mourinho Turns Down Lyon Manager Position


Jose Mourinho turned down an offer to take over as manager of Lyon, RMC reports.


Lyon fired Sylvinho on Monday amid a dismal start to the Ligue 1 season. Lyon currently sit 14th in the table with nine points from nine league matches.

According to the report, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas contacted Mourinho and offered him the position, but Mourinho turned it down, hoping to be able to return to a club in England.

Laurent Blanc and Arsene Wenger are reportly being considered for the job, with the RMC report calling Blanc the favorite.