Mourinho rejects R1.6 billion CSL offer


Former Manchester United and Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is believed to have rejected one of the most lucrative managerial deals of all-time from a club in China.

Mourinho, 56, has been without a job since getting the sack from the Red Devils in December 2018, following a string of poor results.

As per Sky Sports, the former Chelsea boss is believed to have attracted the attention of Chinese Super League outfit Guangzhou Evergrande.

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According to the report, it is claimed that the CSL side tabled a staggering €100 million (R1.6 billion) contract offer to secure the two-time UEFA Champions League winning mentors' services.

Mourinho was seen with the chairman of the Evergrande group, Xu Jiayin in April in London, to discuss a possible move to the East Asian country.

It is claimed that Mourinho was given the right to select the duration of the contract, however, the former FC Porto manager reportedly snubbed the offer, which would have seen him earn a mouth-watering £28 million a season (R498 million), with bonuses - a lucrative offer, said to be the biggest managerial offer of all-time.

The Portuguese manager has previously publicised his desire to continue coaching at the highest-level in European football.