Mourinho rejected Man City job before Mancini

Jose Mourinho rejected the Manchester City job, it has been revealed.

Jose Mourinho rejected the Manchester City job, it has been revealed.

The Mail on Sunday says Guus Hiddink and former Chelsea manager Mourinho both turned down the opportunity to take over from Hughes, leaving Roberto Mancini, who had an outstanding record in Italy, as the most suitable available candidate.

Mourinho was sounded out last month but had indicated that he would not leave Inter in the middle of the season and is believed to want to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.