Mourinho has rebuffed a possible move to Brazil to manage the national team, reportedly insisting he has no interest in leaving current side Chelsea this summer.
The Blues got their Chose One back at Stamford Bridge last year and though he went the entire season trophyless it would appear that Roman Abramovich is giving Mourinho a chance to build a long-term project for success at the club.
With Brazil still hurting after their 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-finals – a World Cup in which they were favourites to win at the beginning of the tournament – the side are already reportedly considering options other than Luis Felipe Scolari for the future.
Marca reports that while Mourinho has been approached over a possible move to South America the Portugese tactician turned it down, insisting that he wants to remain at Chelsea for the near future and continue to bring the club back to it's glory days.
Mourinho has admitted in the past that he would like to manage an international side but if the reports are true it would appear he doesn't want to make the move yet. Despite ultimately suffering disappointment last season, with the exits of a host of Chelsea's top players the side are now open to a new chapter of stars and Mourinho wants to be at the forefront of that development.
He admitted he would be interested in the England job last month but insisted that now is not the right time, telling reporters: "Not now. No way. I'm too young, too strong, have too much appetite to train every day, to play every game, to play three times a week. But I like your country very, very much. I feel at home,"
Scolari has been at the hand of a lot of criticism for his tactics in this tournament, with his players committing 96 fouls in their first five games. The president-elect of the Brazil Football Confederation Marco Polo Del Nero has insisted that Scolari will keep his job but the manager hasn't found much confidence in those words as Brazil prepare to play Netherlands for third place.