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Football news - Jose Mourinho rejects chance to manage Benfica - reports

Mourinho rejects chance to manage Benfica - reports
By Eurosport

07/01/2019 at 00:11Updated 07/01/2019 at 01:26

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly rejected the opportunity to return to management with Benfica.

Mourinho, sacked by United in December, has been linked with a number of high profile positions including former clubs Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

It has also been reported that Benfica, the club where he started his managerial career, would be interested in giving him a job.

This is because he believes it is too early for him to return to Portuguese football and would prefer to manage one of the top European clubs.

Mourinho's time at Benfica in 2000 only lasted nine matches due to a dispute with the club.

He then went on to Uniao de Leira, Porto, Chelsea twice, Real Madrid and Inter before eventually managing United.