Rumours that Jose Mourinho broke down in tears after learning that he had been overlooked for the Manchester United job have been categorically denied, following a statement from one of the Chelsea manager's representatives, reports Sport 360.
In an interview with Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Eladio Parames blasted the allegations made by respected Spanish writer Diego Torres in his new book 'Prepare to Lose: the Mourinho Era', adding that the claims are completely fabricated.
When the former Real Madrid boss returned to Stamford Bridge during the summer, he professed he would have "turned down any job" to rejoin Chelsea, including Premier League rivals Manchester United.
However, assertions were still made that Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to recommend David Moyes as the man to replace him at the Old Trafford helm hurt Mourinho immensely, and that the Portuguese tactician made his frustration known in a teary telephone call to his sports agency company.
"This story does not have any sense," responded Parames. "It is completely false; it has no head or tail.
"This gentleman (Torres) is an inventor of stories about Mourinho and Real Madrid. Always has been and continues to be.
"Can anyone imagine Mourinho sobbing loudly on the phone, as this gentleman wrote? It is all a big lie, one more of this man."
A spokesperson from Gestitufe - the sport agency that represents Mourinho - backed up Parames's claims, adding that the Chelsea boss' wife wanted to return to London, and that was a key factor in his Premier League comeback.