Lisbon - Jose Mourinho has politely declined the Syrian football
federation's offer for him to coach the war-torn nation's team, his agent says.
In an email to The Associated Press, Jorge Mendes' company
Gestifute confirms that the Portuguese coach received the offer.
The former Chelsea manager has replied that "while he felt honoured
to receive the invitation, he cannot at the moment accept it," the email
Mourinho has been without a team since leaving Chelsea in
Syria's national soccer team, which has never qualified for the
World Cup, is to play in Asia's third round of qualifying, scheduled to begin