Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho turned down Paris Saint Germain twice, it has been revealed, with the Portuguese manager having been offered the opportunity to manage the big spending French side before agreeing a return to Stamford Bridge, as reported by the Daily Star.
Mourinho returned to Chelsea last summer, starting his second spell at the club after a six year absence.
However, Mourinho has since admitted that he was given the chance to take charge of the French champions.
“I was the first choice of Leonardo. I said no to PSG twice,” he told Telefoot.
“Paris can win the Champions League, it would be fantastic to have a Chelsea-PSG in the final.
“Paris is in good hands, Laurent Blanc is a good manager.”
The Blues have emerged as the comfortable favourites for the Premier League crown this season, having remained undefeated until this point.
Their blistering start has seen them demolish team after team, and prior to the international break they managed a very comfortable 2-0 win against their city rivals Arsenal.
The form of Diego Costa has been a particular highlight, with his work in tandem with Cesc Fabregas demonstrating an innate and brilliant understanding.