June 21, 2021

Mourinho agreed to manage Liverpool before Chelsea hijacked move

first_img Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBig Actors Who Started Off With A Part In A Soap OperaBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind ‘They asked us to wait for 15 days as Houllier was still the Reds’ manager.’ But despite Mourinho appearing to edge closer to the hotseat on Merseyside, Chelsea sensationally pounced to change his mind. Super agent Jorge Mendes is said to have informed the Blues that they may be able to lure Mourinho to Stamford Bridge, and helped the club piece together a more attractive offer. Super agent Jorge Mendes played a role in convincing Chelsea to move in with a higher offer Read Also: EPL clubs committed to finishing season, but no deadline set The Portuguese coach met Abramovich for the first time the evening before Porto’s Champions League semi-final in May. And the deal was finalised after another meeting aboard the billionaire’s luxury yacht in Monaco, just the day after Porto lifted the Champions League trophy. Mourinho infamously clinched three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and three League Cups over his two spells with the top flight giants. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Jose Mourinho agreed to take charge at Liverpool in 2004 before Chelsea hijacked the deal to poach the Champions League-winning manager instead, a new book has claimed. The renowned 57-year-old reportedly agreed to join the Anfield outfit and replace Gerard Houllier, but Roman Abramovich swooped in with a higher offer and convinced Mourinho to move to west London. Jose Mourinho agreed to take charge at Liverpool in 2004 before Chelsea hijacked the deal A new book, ‘Mourinho: Behind the Special One, from the origin to the glory,’ written by French journalist Nicolas Vilas, chronicles the tussle between two of the Premier League’s biggest clubs to snap up the divisive tactician. Liverpool decided to reach out to potential successors to Houllier, who appeared to be floundering in his attempts to guide the club into the top four – although the Frenchman did ultimately secure top-tier European football. However, the club had already compiled a shortlist of potential replacements and Mourinho, then in control of Porto, featured among the candidates. Liverpool reached out to potential successors after struggles under Gerard Houllier Negotiations to snap up Mourinho began in April 2004, according to the book, just before Porto’s Champions League quarter-final showdown with Lyon. Jorge Baidek, Mourinho’s adviser at the time, said: ‘Mourinho should have gone to Liverpool. Rick Parry [then chief executive] was in charge of transfers and we had an agreement.last_img

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