'I am not an option for Benfica', claims Jose Mourinho

'I am not an option for Benfica', claims Jose Mourinho

'I am not an option for Benfica', claims Jose Mourinho

And it sounds like it could get even better for United should Real re-hire Mourinho, because doing so would trigger a clause in the 55-year-old's previous contract.

Inter became and remain the only Italian club to ever win the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League in one season under Mourinho during the 2009-10 campaign, before moving to Real Madrid at its conclusion.

But his primary job there will be to analyse stars such as Tottenham's Son Heung-min, who will be hoping to make it all the way through to the Abu Dhabi final on February 1.

JOSE MOURINHO claimed he has "no intention" of managing Benfica as a return to Real Madrid is still open. Everything has been sorted. Jose Mourinho has only been out of a job for a few weeks, but he is already set to return to our television screens.

Hopefully, Mourinho will take out time and speak about his reign at United during the tournament in the United Arab Emirates, which kicked-off on January 5.

There are no longer any ties to Manchester, and it looks as though Jose already has his eyes on his next move.

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Mourinho ruled himself out of the vacant job at Benfica, saying he has no intention of coaching in his native Portugal for the time being.

Now out of work, Mourinho has been quite highly sought-after, with as many as four clubs making an offer to him, most prominently being Benfica. 'I am fine at the moment.

Benfica coach Rui Vitoria left the club by mutual consent last Thursday.

"I have learned that, when you leave a club, you don't go around talking about it, you don't wash your dirty laundry in public", Mourinho said.

"The best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say I was not approached".

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