Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Jose Mourinho rules himself out of Benfica job

Jose Mourinho rules himself out of Benfica job

The former Manchester United boss was sacked in December following his side's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

"I have learned that, when you leave a club, you don't go around talking about it, you don't wash your dirty laundry in public", Mourinho said.

"Jose is one of the greatest football managers of all time, and we hope that his expert analysis and charismatic personality will be enjoyed by our millions of viewers".

They say you can't keep a good man down, so many will be wondering what the hell Jose Mourinho does to be able to bounce back every time.

It does suggest that Mourinho actually stands a chance of returning to Santiago Bernabeu, and reports over the last few days have even suggested they moved for him following Lopetegui's dismissal - and while he was still at United.

The 55-year-old had nine games in charge of Benfica in 2000 and also managed Uniao Leiria and Porto in his homeland before leaving for Chelsea in 2004.

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The former Chelsea handler signed an improved contract with United a year ago which was due to expire at the end of the 2019-20 season, with an option of a further season.

Interestingly for a man who operates on something of a scorched earth policy when things are going badly for him in a job, the Portuguese manager has been nearly exclusively linked with clubs that he has already managed. "Everything has been sorted", said a source close to the former United, Inter and Real Madrid boss, the Daily Mail reported.

However, Real president Florentino Perez remains a fan and with the club 10 points behind La Liga leaders Barca and outside the Champions League places pressure is mounting on Solari, who could be relieved of his duties before his contract expires at the end of the season.

He said on the prospect of returning: "They are things that are said and I will not feed".

When a professional returns or is invited to return to a club it is a tremendous honour.

"He told them he was the manager of Manchester United and totally committed to the club".

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