Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho turned down Liverpool manager’s job in 2015 – report

by Harry Robinson

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was approached by Liverpool to become manager at Anfield following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers back in 2015, according to Yahoo Sport.

The German was appointed in 2015 by Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and has been at the club sent.

Mourinho, at the time, was the manager of Chelsea but things were going poorly for the Portuguese at the club having won the title this season before. The Blues had a terrible start to the season.

Klopp was appointed to replace Brendan Rodgers and two months later Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea.

Instead of joining Liverpool, of course, Mourinho was appointed by Man United as Louis van Gaal’s successor after the Dutchman was sacked despite winning the FA Cup in May 2016.

Mourinho had flirted with the Man United job for many years having been a rival of Sir Alex Ferguson‘s during the Scotsman’s reign at the club. Every time he came to Old Trafford, his relationship with the fans was good, joking with the supporters and showing his respect for the club.

It was suggested that Mourinho was deeply upset that Ferguson elected then-Everton manager David Moyes to be his successor rather than Mourinho. But the Portuguese’s time at the club finally came around in 2016 and had he taken the Liverpool job, which he reportedly didn’t because he thought he’d be given time to change things around at Chelsea, things could’ve been very different.In

In fact, the roles could’ve been reversed because earlier this week Jurgen Klopp’s coaching mentor suggested that his dream managerial job was with Manchester United in England.

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