Mourinho linked with move to Benfica


Cape Town – Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira says the club would be
interested in bringing on board former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese mentor was sacked by the Red Devils in
December following the side’s worst ever start to a Premier League campaign.

In addition, Mourinho had a major falling out with Paul
Pogba who he reportedly labelled a ‘virus’ in his side.

The 55-year-old also had the tendency to lambaste players
publicly in the media as well.

Nonetheless, Vieira maintains that ‘Mou’ remains one of the
best managers in the world and he would break the bank to bring him on board.

Recently the Primeira Liga giants parted ways with Rui Vitoria
with the team third in the Portuguese top flight, six points behind major
rivals Porto.

He told SIC: “For now, Bruno Lage is the coach of
Benfica. There will be news next week.

“I am his [Mourinho’s] friend. Who would not like to
have Mourinho? [But] I have not talked to him.

“If he says yes tomorrow, he’ll be here at the drop of
a hat. Money is no issue for Benfica.”

The former Chelsea boss has not made a public statement on his
future after his departure from Old Trafford, and it remains unclear where his
next port of call might be.

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