Gretna signing Makinwa: I rejected Mourinho

New Gretna signing Henry Makinwa has revealed how he once turned down Jose Mourinho when he was in charge of Uniao de Leiria.

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The frontman, who also played under new Spurs boss Juande Ramos at Rayo Vallecano, told the Sunday Mail: "Mourinho lived in Setubal and knew me because I played with Setubal.

"When he was going to Leiria and I was looking for a new club he said I should come with him.

"My contract was nearly finished and I knew I was moving on. Jose's father was technical director of Setubal and I talked to Jose on the phone. He asked me to give him time to sign me but it got to the stage where I couldn't wait any longer and had to join another club.

"However, after seeing what he has achieved it has always been good for my confidence to know he liked me as a player."

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