Mourinho has been playing a game of cat-and-mouse since McClaren was dumped last month, pointedly refusing to declare his hand one way or another, preferring instead to offer teasing statements which could be interpreted as a hint in either direction.
However, the clearest indication of Mourinho´s intentions has now emerged, with a source close to the 44-year-old revealing one of Europe´s major clubs had made an offer for him to become their new manager next summer and that, after a lot of soul-searching, he had decided to withdraw his interest.
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