Ex-Barcelona chief Soriano: We had chosen Mourinho ahead of Guardiola
In the end, Barca went with Guardiola over concerns Mourinho would be 'high maintenance'.
"Yes, Mourinho was preferred before Pep, I can confirm. Mourinho is a great coach and has shown great success in his career," Soriano said.
"He previously worked for Barcelona. He knew how we play.
"So we decided not to hire him. But he accepted this as a professional."