The Portuguese impressed when he interview for the job in 2013 after David Moyes’s departure and was thought to be the Everton board’s favourite to take over.
“It’s always an honour and I am utterly grateful to be considered on a list by a club that I have so much respect for,” he told Sky Sports News.
“At this point I am still the coach of SIPG a club close to my heart in a country that is growing immensely in football.
“Currently I am not in a position to make any other commitments. I cannot decide now I need time to think and plan my future by looking at all the options I have.
“It’s a league I love and yes for sure I would love to consider an opportunity in the future.”