But the official has today confirmed in a telephone press conference that the Portuguese boss turned him down because he has already planned his next move.
"We had some fairly flattering exchanges over SMS," Aulas said.
"It was nice for everyone. He did not accept our proposal to meet because he has already chosen another club."
Mourinho has been out of football management for almsot 10 months
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Mourinho has been linked with a return to the Premier League, where he was sacked by Manchester United last December.
This week, it has been reported that Mourinho is "monitoring the situation" at Tottenham, where Mauricio Pochettino finds himself under pressure due to a string of poor performances, including a 7-2 humiliation at the hands of Bayern Munich.
The 56-year-old had also been linked with the vacancy at AC Milan but they appointed Stefano Pioli yesterday to replace Marco Giampaolo.