Breaking News : José Mourinho turns down Benfica approach

Benfica fired first team coach Rui Vitoria on Thursday after a series of poor results for the team he prompted consecutive Portuguese titles in 2016 and 2017.

Benfica’s ‘B’ group mentor Bruno Lage, has been appointed as an interim coach as the Portuguese side now begin to look for a successor to Vitoria.

‘Mou’ return

Before his successful spell with FC Porto, Mourinho briefly managed Benfica in 2000 where was assistant to Jupp Heynckes before the German was sacked after the fourth seven day stretch of the local season with the side languishing in seventh place.

Mourinho was in charge for 9 league games but quickly left the club after an agreement debate with the as of late chosen president Manuel Vilarinho.

Portuguese sports daily Record report that Benfica earmarked Mourinho as a potential replacement for Rui Vitoria with the previous Manchester United chief now a free operator following his expulsion from the Premier League side last month.

The Setubal born coach however rejected the club’s approach stating that a return to Portugal now does not shape some portion of his prompt designs.


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