Mourinho, who recently spoke about how he has been enjoying life in the Italian capital, was thought to have been tempted by Newcastle’s project.
He has consistently praised Newcastle as an institution in the past and admitted he holds a “connection” with the club when addressing the speculation last week.
He said: “I worked with Mr [Bobby] Robson [at Barcelona ], one of the greatest in the history of the club, and I have always had a connection with those people and that city that I know well by now.
But Mourinho’s refusal to enter the running for the job at St James’ Park could put his predecessor at Roma, Paulo Fonseca, in the driving seat.
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