Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he was interviewed for the vacant England manager role when he left the West London club in 2007.
Mourinho claimed that he rejected the job as games were few and far between and so boredom would play a major role in his life.
At the time the Portuguese boss also had an offer from Inter Milan, which he took, and he went on to win the Champions League with the Italian club.
The Blues boss claims that he now has the job he wants and international management would not keep him busy enough for most of the year.
“At that time my plan was just to try to motivate myself for a job that doesn’t fulfil me,” Mourinho told the Daily Mirror.
“What do I do? During the day, I’m not training, so I have to go and see players train in their clubs.
“When the FA were speaking to me about it, the next match was France-England. I was, ‘OK, France-England, France and so on’. After that, ‘What’s the next?’
“We had contact and I thought about England. I was very young and I was very proud. But I have the job I want now.”
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