Mourinho rejects Benfica offer: “No intention to manage in Portugal’

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Jose Mourinho has rejected the rumours he will be taking charge at Benfica by stating he has no intention to return to the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Mourinho has been out of a job since he was sacked by Manchester United last month. Benfica sacked Rui Vitoria and their club president Luis Filipe Vieira openly flirted with Mourinho in the media.

Mourinho, however, has no intention of joining Benfica. “I do not like feeding news stories, but I have no intention of working in Portugal,” he said on Thursday. “The best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say that I was not approached.”

Since he left United the 55-year-old has been linked with moves to Internazionale and Real Madrid, two of his former clubs. “It’s a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you’ve been,” he said. “But I’m talking to you and I will not talk to anyone else. I’m not training, I love that I am not talked about all the time and the best way to ensure that remains the case is for me to not talk either.”

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