Benfica to meet with Mourinho in coming days

Reuters  Phil Noble

"Who would not like to have Mourinho?".

As reported earlier, 55-year-old Mourinho has been heading Manchester United since 2016.

Despite his admiration for Benfica and Portuguese football, the manager sees his return to the game at a top European club.

Despite these honours, the club chose to terminate Vitoría's contract following some poor results this season that have left Benfica in third place and seven points behind leaders Porto after 16 games.

The former Chelsea boss told Correio da Manha TV : "I do not like feeding news stories, but I have no intention of working in Portugal".

"(But) I think I can say that today, I don't have any intention of coming back to work in Portugal", he said.

Manchester United paid Jose Mourinho's £15 million (about R265.5 million) compensation package immediately after he was sacked.

"The other thing I have learned is to respect the clubs who want me and those who don't want me". "At the moment, I'm fine as I am".

United sacked Mourinho on December 18 following the club's disappointing first half of the season and multiple reports of issues between the manager and players including star midfielder Paul Pogba.

Nearly as soon as Jose took his marching orders from Old Trafford last month the former Manchester United boss has been linked with a return to Real.

Despite enduring a testing spell with United, which started positively enough as three trophies were secured in his debut campaign, Mourinho is still widely considered one of the best in the business.

"When you leave a club, you do not wash dirty clothes, when you leave a club, you do not seek to, at least publicly, do any kind of criticism, it's an ended chapter and that's how I always did it".

Recent reports had linked him with the Benfica job after Rui Vitoria was sacked, with club president Luis Filipe Vieira insisting "money would be no object" to a Mourinho return.

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.

Related News:

  • Jaguar Land Rover cutting 4,500 jobs

    Jaguar Land Rover cutting 4,500 jobs

    That includes a slowdown in Chinese sales, a slump in diesel sales and concerns about United Kingdom competitiveness post-Brexit. As well as its United Kingdom manufacturing centres, JLR also has facilities in Brazil, Austria, Slovakia, India and China.
    Mercedes CLA gets sportier design, gesture control

    Mercedes CLA gets sportier design, gesture control

    The company will introduce in over 10 new products, including an array of products from the performance brand AMG, this year. Mercedes-Benz have also developed a system by which MBUX only responds to the last person to have said "Hey Mercedes".
    ‘Shooting star’ Hudson-Odoi interested in Bayern move - Rudiger

    ‘Shooting star’ Hudson-Odoi interested in Bayern move - Rudiger

    The Chelsea forward looks set to agree a deal to leave Stamford Bridge this month following a series of big bids for the 18-year-old.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis Slams Golden Globes Over Fiji Water Branding

    Jamie Lee Curtis Slams Golden Globes Over Fiji Water Branding

    The Golden Globes red carpet was congested with actresses and models - the Fiji Water girl included. In the video she starts her speech, "Wow, oh wow, I don't really know what to say".

    Sopranos Prequel Will Have A Young Tony Soprano

    But he began to rethink the idea in recent years when reminiscing about his own childhood experiences in the city of Newark. Are you excited for more The Many Saints of Newark? Those traditions were followed more loosely in the series.
    Can Generation Next challenge at the Australian Open?

    Can Generation Next challenge at the Australian Open?

    Opens in 2016 and added the Wimbledon title a year ago , is in the same half as Wozniacki and has 2017 U.S. Second-seeded Angelique Kerber, who won the Australian and U.S.
  • IBM creates Q System One to sell quantum capacity

    IBM creates Q System One to sell quantum capacity

    The IBM Q System One uses a motor-driven rotation around its two displaced axes to ease its maintenance and upgrade process. The company also earned patents for blockchain technology as well as for quantum computing uses.
    FDA suspends domestic food inspections during government shutdown

    FDA suspends domestic food inspections during government shutdown

    From lettuce, to cereal and even ice cream - the FDA commissioner sent some stern tweets about potential candidates in food. Gottlieb said riskier foods account for about a third of the food covered by the agency's domestic inspections.
    Tehran Confirms Reports of US Citizen's Arrest in Iran

    Tehran Confirms Reports of US Citizen's Arrest in Iran

    Christine Levinson's husband, former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Bob Levinson, has been missing in Iran since 2007. He described White as fearful and depressed, "suffering psychologically", while being held in a ward with unsafe criminals.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook earned almost  US$16 million in 2018

    Apple CEO Tim Cook earned almost US$16 million in 2018

    Cook said he wasn't surprised by the market reaction, calling it "quite emotional in the short term". "The services are on a tear".
    Pompeo Meets Top Iraqi Officials During Unannounced Visit to Baghdad

    Pompeo Meets Top Iraqi Officials During Unannounced Visit to Baghdad

    Mr Pompeo was speaking in Cairo three weeks after President Donald Trump said USA troops were pulling out of Syria. I don't know the way this presence may be formatted and whether it will be open or secret.
    Manny Pacquiao Asks Floyd Mayweather For Rematch at Clippers Game

    Manny Pacquiao Asks Floyd Mayweather For Rematch at Clippers Game

    Rivers revealed that he has a collection of boxing gloves in his house, one pair given by Pacman himself fifteen years ago. While throwing t-shirts to the crowd, Pacquiao chanced upon Mayweather and the two dapped each other up.


Most liked

Longford people in flu risk group are urged to get vaccinated
The health department tracks reports of flu-like illnesses across the county in hospitals, assisted-living centers and schools. Public Health won't consider the flu season to be active until that threshold has been crossed for two straight weeks.

'Segregated' classroom photo sparks race row in South Africa
He added: "We are suspending her [the teacher] because we want the investigation to be fair and free". Briefly.co.za learned the parent contacted the principal, who claimed to be unaware of the situation.

Trespasser caught licking a doorbell for 3 hours
Now the police are in search for the doorbell licker who could face two charges for petty theft and prowling. Arroyo is seen on video for the first time at around 2 a.m. and last just before 5 a.m., police said.

2nd suspect charged in shooting death of Jazmine Barnes
O'Neal and Houston Senior Police Officer Kenneth Miles brought a cashier's check to the family last week to pay for the funeral. Police say Larry Woodruffe , 24, killed Jazmine Barnes after he fired into her mother's vehicle on 30 December.

Former Israeli cabinet minister sentenced to 11 years in prison for espionage
In recent years Segev lived in Nigeria , where he first made contact with the Iranian Embassy in 2012, according to the Shin Bet . Segev was extradited from Equatorial Guinea in May 2018 and charged with spying for Iran , which is Israel's main adversary.

Victorian man arrested for allegedly sending suspicious packages to embassies
Police said they have identified all the intended recipients and have put procedures in place to recover the outstanding packages. More than a dozen foreign offices received suspicious packages on Wednesday, including the USA and British missions in Melbourne.

Apple will reportedly manufacture 10% fewer iPhones this quarter
Shares of Foxconn, the world's biggest electronics contract manufacturer, were up 1.6 percent while Pegatron was up 1.3 percent. The bleaker sales outlook, which Apple attributed to weak China demand, triggered a broad sell-off in global stock markets.

Kevin Hart on Hosting Oscars: 'I Can't Do It This Year'
Unfortunately, the interview didn't go as the Academy hoped it would. "I've said everything I can possibly say and I'm over it". Hart's apology is what ruffled people's feathers in the first place with many asking if the popular comedian is really honest .

Australian Open: Federer to face Istomin, Djokovic to meet qualifier
British number one Kyle Edmund , who reached the semi-finals a year ago , has a hard draw against Tomas Berdych. Murray has lost four times to Djokovic in the Australian Open final.

BCCI announces schedule for India`s T-20I, ODI home series vs Australia
They will play three ODIs in Australia and another five ODIs in New Zealand along with a three-match T20I series there as well. All ODIs will be day/night affairs, starting at 1:30 PM IST, while the T20Is will commence at 7 PM IST.

Michael Jackson estate slams documentary that alleges sex abuse by singer
And Wade Robson and James Safechuck both alleged Jackson abused them when they were children in lawsuits filed in 2013 and 2014. Jackson died on 25 June 2009 aged 50 after receiving a lethal dose of the anaesthetic propofol.

Rare penny found in Pittsfield selling for $120,000
After being dispelled by the Treasury Department, Lutes made a decision to keep his 1943-branded coin for his personal collection. The World War II collector's item is "one of the most valuable coins in American history", according to Heritage Auctions .

Gold Edges Higher As Dollar Slips
The move frees up $116 billion for new lending as it tries to reduce the risk of a pronounced fall in the pace of economic growth. Elsewhere, the Australian dollar was lower by 0.07 per cent at US$0.7141.

Meghan made patron of National Theatre
Meghan Markle , the Duchess of Sussex , marked another first in her eight months as a member of Britain's royal family. Two of the patronages Meghan now has formerly belonged to the Queen and have been handed over to the Duchess.

Truck driver in crash of hockey team's bus pleads guilty
The crash prompted Saskatchewan and Alberta to introduce stricter rules for driver training and licensing. Ryan spoke to " CBS This Morning " previous year about his only memories of the crash.