City ‘rule out Mourinho’

Jose Mourinho has reportedly been ruled out of the running as a future candidate to take the hotseat at Manchester City.

The Portuguese Coach’s difficult start to the 2012-13 season has attracted speculation that he will leave Madrid next summer, with a number of clubs reportedly interested in taking his services.

Manchester City were reportedly one of those clubs, but according to the Daily Mirror, are no longer interested, in consideration of his public image.

The club’s chief executive Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain have reportedly ruled that the 49-year-old’s attitude in the public is ‘too aggressive’ for City.

Mourinho’s clashes via the media with his own team’s youth Coach Alberto Toril are seen by Marca to be one of the key reasons why Madrid President Florentino Perez has agreed to release him next June.

Soriano and Begiristain were at Barcelona together during Pep Guardiola’s early years as Coach, and had interviewed Mourinho for that position in 2008, before going with Guardiola.

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