Jose Mourinho: Former Chelsea and Man United boss rejected Lyon ahead of accepting new job
And after a long wait, Mourinho appears set to return to the game, opting against a first spell in Ligue 1 in favour of a mystery club.
OL are on the search for a new boss after firing Sylvinho this month.
Gerald Baticle is stepping up from his assistant role for the time being, but Aulas had grand plans to hire Mourinho.
“We had some fairly flattering exchanges over SMS,” Aulas announced.
“It was nice for everyone. He did not accept our proposal to meet because he has already chosen another club.”
Aulas also confirmed a move for Patrick Vieira will not go far, due to his contract with Nice.
“He is certainly one of the managers that I like the most,” he added.
“Gérard Houllier knows him well after they rubbed shoulders in New York. Sadly, he is under contract, he is not free.”
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