Jose Mourinho insists he has “no intention” of returning to management in Portugal.
The 55-year-old has been linked with the manager’s job at Benfica, however, speaking on Thursday to Portuguese TV, Mourinho politely made clear that he has no intention of returning to work in his homeland at this moment.
“I have never confirmed, nor denied any offers throughout my career,” he told CMTV. “I never got into this game of news feeding.
“I don’t really want to go there, but the best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say that I was not offered. If I were, Benfica would be the first to know my decision. But to help end all the speculation on this subject, I will say that at this moment, today, I have no intention of working in Portugal.”
Mourinho added: “The best thing for Benfica is to support Bruno [Lage] and think about the future calmly. At the moment, I’m fine as I am.”
About his United departure, Mourinho added: “I always learned that when you leave a club, you do not talk. When you leave a club, you do not wash dirty clothes, when you leave a club, you do not seek to, at least publicly, do any kind of criticism, it’s an ended chapter and that’s how I always did it.”