Mourinho's associate refutes Lyon links: 'Jose wants a bigger project'
- Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is targeting a managerial return by June.
- There have been Lyon links as the Ligue 1 side don't have a coach for next season.
- However, the Portuguese's Luis Campos can't see him coaching in France.
Jose Mourinho has been sacked from Manchester United back in December following a series of disappointing results, culminating with a 3-1 defeat against Jurgen Klopp's title-challenging Liverpool at Anfield.
However, the 56-year-old believes that he still has what it takes to succeed at the highest level and wants to get back to work before the next season stats.
Speaking to BeIN SPORTS about his future, the former Chelsea manager said: "What I have in mind is that I would like to be back in the summer, in June, for a new club, for a new pre-season."
Chelsea 2013/14 under Jose Mourinho:— Get247Sport (@Get247Sport) April 10, 2019
Chelsea 2-1 Man City
Man City 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea
Arsenal 0- 0 Chelsea
Chelsea 6- 0 Arsenal
Spurs 1-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 4-0 Spurs
Man Utd 0-0 Chelsea
Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd
That old-man hattrick🤭
The Portuguese has been quite weirdly linked with Ligue 1 side Lyon but it's not so bizarre if you think about it. Bruno Genesio has announced his departure at the end of the season and Mourinho has already conceded he could work in Ligue 1.
However, Luis Campos, who worked as a scout for Mourinho at Real Madrid, refutes those rumours. Campos, who is now Lille's sporting director, said: "Mourinho to Lyon? I think he has already trained in a lot of championships, and he has won everywhere. Lyon is a great French football club with a very beautiful history. But I think for the next season, Jose wants a project bigger than the OL."