Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in December and he has been linked with a number of coaching jobs.

Jose Mourinho will not be China’s new coach, its football association said on Friday, amid widespread reports that Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro is instead poised to take the Job.

Moving to quash any rumours, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) said on Weibo, China’s Version of twitter: “News that the CFA invited the famous coach Mourinho to serve as head coach of the National side is not true. For Media and fans, please don’t believe this.” The CFA made no mention of the 45-year-old Cannavaro, who has been strongly linked in Chinese media with the post.

Which was said that he will take charge of Chinese Super League (CSL) giants Guangzhou Evergrande and take charge of both teams at the same time, report said.

Chinese media said that Lippi, Cannavaro’s mentor and Italy’s coach when they lifted the World Cup, will have an advisory role in the new set-up.

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