Mourinho don’t regret opportunity to coach his Portuguese team.

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Jose Mourinho claims Florentino Perez turned down the opportunity to coach his Portuguese national team while he was still coach at Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho, the 61-year-old coach, revealed that he had been offered the opportunity to manage the Portuguese national team twice before, but was once thwarted by Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, when he Working with Real Madrid, according to a report from ยูฟ่าเบท last Wednesday.

Mourinho previously worked as Real Madrid’s coach from 2010-2013 after leading Inter Milan to a triple championship before that. The Portuguese boss led ‘Los Blancos’ to win 3 titles such as La Liga, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup during his 3 years in Santiago Bernabeu.

The 61-year-old reveal that at the time he was also approach to work with the national team, but Real Madrid president Florentino Perez turn down the opportunity.

‘The door opened for me to take charge of the national team twice, the first time when I was at Real Madrid,’ Mourinho said. ‘But Florentino told me it was impossible. Combine the two positions together. The second time was 2-3 months before I was release from my position by Roma. But I don’t regret it.’ 

Mourinho further revealed that on many occasions he has been trust by the club to be ‘More than a coach’ except at Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

‘In many cases I am more than just a coach. But at the same time It’s not an ideal situation. I’m only a coach at Porto, Inter, Real Madrid, but there are many clubs where I have to be more than a coach.’