José Mourinho breaks cover to rule himself out of Benfica managerial role

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Benfica “I haven’t received an offer and even if I did, obviously the president of Benfica and the club itself would be the first to know my decision,” he said.“I think I can say that today, I don’t have any intention of coming back to work in Portugal,” the 55-year-old added. “I am fine at the moment. Today I am not an option for Benfica, nothing more than that.”Benfica’s previous coach, Rui Vitória, left by mutual consent last Thursday with the Lisbon club third in the league and has now taken over at the Saudi club Al-Nassr. Mourinho began his coaching career at Benfica in 2000 but was in charge for just nine matches.Mourinho did not offer any further comment about his sacking by Manchester United, who have won all five games under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær since his departure.“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. “The chapter is finished and you don’t go around making criticism. The other thing I have learned is to respect the clubs who want me, and those who don’t want me.” Share via Email José Mourinho Manchester United European club football Sign up for the Fiver, our free daily football email. Read more Share on Messengercenter_img Share on WhatsApp One role that Mourinho is taking up this month will be as a pundit for beIN Sports. The Portuguese will provide analysis for at least two matches, including Arsenal v Chelsea, for the Qatar-based broadcaster in January. Share on Twitter Topics Share on Facebook José Mourinho has spoken publicly to rule himself out of the vacant manager’s job at Benfica, but refused to make any further comment on his dismissal by Manchester United in December.Mourinho, who was sacked by United last month after two-and-a-half years in charge, told Correio da Manha he has no intention of coaching in his native Portugal for the time being. news Respect? Following José Mourinho at Manchester United was a crazy ride Reuse this contentlast_img