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Jose Mourinho has revealed he turned down an opportunity to quit Chelsea after their 2007 FA Cup Final win against Manchester United - and admits he should have left Stanmford Bridge then. (Various)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/g...ers/7587374.stm

Anyone got any more on this ?

i can remember there being rumours about this when he did levve. in hindsight, maybe it would have been for the best if he had left on a high. rather than the way it ended, at the least it could have left the door open for a return....

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hmmm wonder who Club X was ?

Stayed on and wasn't backed by the board or Roman.

People critisize the signings of Pizzaro, Sidwell and Haim (all of which have gone) but what can you do as a manger with no money and the ANC coming up.

Last season could have been so different if we'd have finished it with Jose as manager.

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Absolutely, bluenut, all things considered it really looks much better becuase Jose was trying to sign the best players available during the window without a penny.

I have to say, though, that if Roman's concern was all the wasted money, this relationship was bound for a split eventually, as its clear that granting powers to Arnesen and giving the post to Grant was Roman's way of saying "Ok, youre not going to waste another pound". Its clear a personality like Jose wouldnt tolerate that kind of an insult, especially after what he had achieved.

What is so surprising to me about this little revelation is that it took Jose 3-4 months AFTER he was given the option of leaving to actually end things on his own terms. Imagine being the most successful manager in club history, and then after you fail to win the league (but still bring in trophies) the chairman says "well, you CAN leave if you want, right now". Why the hell did a guy of Jose's pedigree and accomplishment take that? Its a slap in the face, to me.

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Absolutely, bluenut, all things considered it really looks much better becuase Jose was trying to sign the best players available during the window without a penny.

I have to say, though, that if Roman's concern was all the wasted money, this relationship was bound for a split eventually, as its clear that granting powers to Arnesen and giving the post to Grant was Roman's way of saying "Ok, youre not going to waste another pound". Its clear a personality like Jose wouldnt tolerate that kind of an insult, especially after what he had achieved.

What is so surprising to me about this little revelation is that it took Jose 3-4 months AFTER he was given the option of leaving to actually end things on his own terms. Imagine being the most successful manager in club history, and then after you fail to win the league (but still bring in trophies) the chairman says "well, you CAN leave if you want, right now". Why the hell did a guy of Jose's pedigree and accomplishment take that? Its a slap in the face, to me.

Jose was Jose what always gets missed is the times he throw his toys out of the pram and threatened to leave . Middle of his second season he did this and got a big fat new contract out of it . Don't think he was the easiest of people to manage and still feel the club called his bluff when he eventually did leave

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Jose was Jose what always gets missed is the times he throw his toys out of the pram and threatened to leave . Middle of his second season he did this and got a big fat new contract out of it . Don't think he was the easiest of people to manage and still feel the club called his bluff when he eventually did leave

Totally agreed. He was an excellent manager and a legend, but I think he thought his fan support and what he had achieved made him impervious and indispensible to this club.

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didn't he make similar comments sometime during the season when he said he had an opportunity to leave for a top club but lost out on the chance by staying with us? I thought the speculation then was that the club was Madrid after Capello was about to leave.

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I wouldn't be at all surprised if Jose was just looking for the free press attention again

Totally agree with that byatt!

Thanks for all you done Jose, but please now stick to your own business! He's obviously missing being in the British press, and we'll no doubt hear much more Chelsea related stuff from him all season!

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He knew he didn't have the full backing of the board after all he's an intelligent man so he tells us. Wouldn't have got such a good pay off though would he? We wouldn't have had Grunt forced upon us and who knows what might have happened.

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Totally agree with that byatt!

Thanks for all you done Jose, but please now stick to your own business! He's obviously missing being in the British press, and we'll no doubt hear much more Chelsea related stuff from him all season!

Exactly, the Italians haven't taken to Jose the same way the British press did, but i've always said it, Mourinho being in the press keeps his players out of the press

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