Ex-Barcelona chief Ingla reveals: We went for Mourinho

Former Barcelona marketing chief Marc Ingla has revealed they tried to sign Jose Mourinho last season.

Former Barcelona marketing chief Marc Ingla has revealed they tried to sign Jose Mourinho last season.

Ingla broke his silence yesterday, admitting: "In November 2007, with Txiki (Begiristain) we saw that the team needed a change on the bench and several players - and losing against Real Madrid accelerated things.

"We met with Mourinho, who is a phenomenon and had been a great coach for the club, but the option of (Pep) Guardiola was always considered a serious alternative."

On Ronaldinho, who left Barca for AC Milan in the summer, Ingla added: "We were unhappy with Ronaldinho and it was difficult because he was a leader without acting like one and was damaging the squad."

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