Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has shunned an offer coming from his homeland club in which the Portuguese side wants him return to management at his home town.
Mourinho was sacked following a poor performance which at Old Trafford but Benfica believes the Portuguese can make a quick return to football management after they parted ways with their own manager Rui Vitoria who was sacked on Thursday.
According to Mirror Sports sources, Benfica claimed the Portuguese was approached but despite not giving them an outright ‘no’ as an answer to the offer, he indicated returning to Benfica is not in his plans at the moment.
According to the source, even the high wages of Mourinho was not considered a problem for Benfica bosses – who believed his benefits far outweigh the outlay.
Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager of Manchester United in December and has since returned to his home town and was spotted in the stands while watching a match between Vitoria de Setubal and Santa Clara.
The Portuguese returned to his home nation after he was sacked at United and was spotted in the stands watching Vitoria de Setubal play against Santa Clara.
Mourinho who started his managerial career at Benfica where he lasted for just three months is well regarded at his home town but its obvious that Mourinho is not willing to have a second stint with the Portuguese side.