‘He’s looking for bigger project’ – Lille chief plays down Mourinho’s Lyon links


The Portuguese coach has managed in England, Spain, Italy and Portugal and is rumoured to be on his way to Ligue 1

Lille sporting director Luis Campos has claimed it is unlikely that Jose Mourinho will take the Lyon job next summer.

The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss has been linked with a move to the French side, following the news that current head coach Bruno Genesio will leave the club at the end of the season.

However, Campos, who worked with the Portuguese manager during this time at Real Madrid, has claimed he finds it unlikely that Mourinho will begin the 2019-20 season at Lyon.

“He has won everywhere,” said Campos, when speaking to Telefoot. “Lyon is a great club, but I think that he is looking for an even bigger project. And, he is expensive.”


Should Mourinho not take the Ligue 1 post, Laurent Blanc has also been linked with the soon-to-be-vacant position.

Mourinho has been out of a job since leaving Manchester United in December, but recently claimed he has turned down ‘three or four offers’, yet stated he would like to be back in football management by June.

In his illustrious career, the 56-year-old has won eight league titles, eight domestic cup competitions and the Europa League with Porto and Manchester United respectively.