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Mourinho Snubbed England Job

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has revealed that he nearly signed on to coach the England national team seven years ago.

However, the two-time UEFA Champions League-winning manager said his wife convinced him not to take the job in the end.

"I was almost, almost, almost, almost England manager at that time. But it was the right decision," Mourinho said, speaking as a global football ambassador for Yahoo.

"My wife was right. She told me not to take it. We are not speaking about the job today; we are talking about seven years ago."

At the time Mourinho mentions, England had just fired then-coach Steve McClaren after failing to qualify for European Championship in 2008.

Mourinho admitted that his wife cited his impatience as a compelling reason not to take the job.

"I cannot wait two years for a big competition. I cannot be spending two years playing against Kazakhstan and San Marino. It's not for me," he added.

"In the end, my wife was saying, 'No football, no matches is not for you.'"

The 51-year-old picked England, along with his homeland Portugal, to make it to the World Cup final in Brazil this year.

Do you think Mourinho could have brought success to the Three Lions? Have your say in the comments section below.

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