Friday May 30 2014
Jesus 'turned down club'

Benfica Coach Jorge Jesus claims he turned down an approach by a club this summer, reportedly Milan.

The tactician led the Portuguese side to a domestic treble this season, as well as the Europa League final which they lost on penalties to Sevilla.

His exploits were reported to have attracted the attention of the Rossoneri, but when asked about the San Siro giants’ interest the 59-year-old expressed his belief that he has a better job at his current club.

“I could have gone to a club who were offering me a better financial package, but in my career I have never moved for money,” Jesus told Benfica TV.

“The offer didn’t impress me too much and that usually happens when you already have something better.

“I coach a huge club like Benfica which in recent years has also had great results in Europe. I never thought of leaving.”

Milan now look set to appoint Inzaghi as their new boss, though they are still yet to officially dispense with the services of Dutchman Seedorf.

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