The president of Benfica has claimed that ‘money is no object’ as they try and tempt Jose Mourinho into a return to the club.
The Portuguese side sacked Rui Vitoria as supervisor previous 7 days and Mourinho is without a occupation obtaining been fired by Manchester United in December, which has led to tips he could return to the aspect he managed briefly in 2000.
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Mourinho’s spell in cost of Benfica lasted just 11 video games before he resigned, but president Luis Filipe Vieira describes him as a ‘friend’ who he would have back at the club ‘ at the drop of a hat.’
Studies suggested that Mourinho has rejected the prospect to return to Benfica, but Vieira believes that money could talk in an endeavor to alter his brain.
Vieira advised Portuguese broadcaster SIC: ‘I am his close friend. Who would not like to have Mourinho? [But] I have not talked to him.
‘If he states yes tomorrow, he’ll be below at the drop of a hat. Cash is no problem for Benfica.’
Portuguese newspaper History experienced reported that Benfica were being intrigued in bringing in Mourinho to regular the ship for the remainder of the 2018/19 period.
Right after Sunday’s 4-2 victory about Rio Ave, Benfica are 3rd in the Primeira Liga, 7 details powering leaders Porto.
Bruno Lage, who was earlier a coach at Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea, is in a caretaker manager part at the club and led them to their initially victory in three online games.
Mourinho has been joined with a shift to Bayern Munich, the Portugal national team and a return to an additional of his former golf equipment, Inter Milan.
Nonetheless, the bookmakers have made but a different of his former employers, Real Madrid, favourites to be his future club.
The Spanish giants presently have Santiago Solari in demand following Julen Lopetegui was sacked in Oct, but the crew are battling, sitting fifth in La Liga, 10 points powering leaders Barcelona.