Mourinho laughed off the idea of joining Spurs…
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he once turned down the chance to manager Capital One Cup final opponents Tottenham Hotspur.
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The two sides meet at Wembley in the League Cup final this weekend but Mourinho told the north London club that they’d never be a good enough side for him to manage.
His words will surely add a little spice to proceedings on Sunday, if it needed any at all, as Mourinho will also be looking for revenge after Spurs’ New Years Day thrashing of the Blues.
Mourinho was prohibited from signing for another English club after his first spell in charge at Chelsea with Roman Abramovich ensuring this was agreed when he sacked the Portuguese.
Spurs then approached him to take up a role at White Hart Lane but Mourinho insists he loves Chelsea too much to entertain the idea.
He also says he would want to remain in England if he were ever sacked by Chelsea but even then wouldn’t want to work for Daniel Levy.
“When I left the first time, I had lots of countries to go to and lots of clubs to go to,” said Mourinho, reports Daily Star.
“At this moment when I leave the options are not so much.
“But I am in Mr Abramovich’s hands. Until he wants me to go, I will stay.
“If one day Mr Abramovich says, ‘Jose, that’s enough’, I will go to my house in London and wait for another English club – but not for Tottenham.
“But I am not thinking about leaving. I want to stay at Chelsea for the rest of my career.”