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Jose Mourinho Rejects Managerial Job In Native Portugal

Since leaving Manchester United in December, Jose Mourinho has been linked with a return to Portugal.

Talk in recent seasons of a move to the likes of Paris Saint-Germain petered out once it became apparent that he would stay on at Old Trafford for a third season.

With that experiment coming to an acrimonious end, a return to the Primeira Liga of Portugal became a more realistic destination.

An offer from Benfica reportedly came in, but per The Times, Mourinho has refused an opportunity to spend a second spell at a club which he spent a short spell at the start of his managerial career.

Benfica trail Porto in the league by seven points, and saw fit to sack manager Rui Vitoria on Thursday after three-and-a-half years.

Mourinho is cited as not wanting to head back to Portugal at this stage, instead preferring to join a big continental club once more before perhaps scaling back to a Portuguese team.

He infamously led rivals Porto to an unlikely Champions League title in 2004.

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