Is Jose Mourinho Ready For First Job After Man Utd Sacking?

Tanuja Saikhom | 1 month ago

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who has been out of the limelight after he was sacked by the club in December, is likely to back in action.

According to reports, the 55-year-old Portuguese has been a target for Benfica since the club removed their manager Rui Vitória on Thursday. Vitória, who served three-and-a-half seasons at the club was sacked following a shock 2-0 loss to Portimonense, dropping Benfica to fourth place in the Primeira Liga table.

Mourinho began his managerial career at Benfica in 2000 as an assistant manager for three months to take over from the then boss Jupp Heynckes. 

After the departure from Old Trafford, Mourinho had disappeared from media and spent the holidays with his family in Portugal. For some, the Special One has ended his career after the humiliating 1-3 defeat to Liverpool. He stayed low after the club embraced their former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the caretaker for the rest of the season.

However, it seems not everyone is in favor of keeping Mourinho away from football. Reports said he is highly regarded at his former club and they are likely to call him back to the turf.

Meanwhile, Benfica said they are yet to contact a new boss to replace Vitória and will start looking next week. The club denied that they had already contacted their former coach Jorge Jesus or Shakhtar Donetsk's Paulo Fonseca for the managerial job.