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Everton approach to Jose Mourinho denied

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Looks like the special one isn't heading to Merseyside after all

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Everton's reported approach to former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been denied, according to Sky Sports.

A newspaper report over the weekend claimed that Everton had sounded out Mourinho over the possibility of taking over at Goodison Park, attempting to take advantage of Manchester United's hesitation.

It's widely believed that Mourinho wants the manager's job at Old Trafford but the Red Devils have yet to make a decision - publicly at least - on the future of Louis van Gaal.

That led to the reports Everton had made a move, something that has been denied according to 'Sky sources'.

Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea in December but was quoted last week saying he is confident of being back in a job in England by the start of pre-season.

It looks extremely unlikely that Mourinho will end up at Goodison Park, but if there has been an approach I at least applaud the ambition. And lets face it, we never truly believed the club could pull this off did we?

However, the next managerial appointment at Goodison is a crucial one and the board need to go out and do everything they can to tempt the best man available.