The Special One is allegedly waiting for an offer to coach Real Madrid, which forced him to turn down this potential deal.
Jose Mourinho’s sacking as Manchester United coach took no one by surprise, since his footballers and the entire environment surrounding the club hinted that an exit was coming sooner or later. Even so, Mourinho’s coaching skills still attract some teams, but he’s decided to turn down the first efforts to lure him back to the European dugouts.
A report by Portuguese newspaper Record suggests that Mourinho has turned down an offer to return to one of his former teams: Benfica. The Eagles recently parted ways with Rui Vitoria, and with Mourinho available, the team’s hierarchy felt it proper to offer Mou a chance for redemption. Sadly for them, the tactician decided to rest for the remainder of the season.
Mourinho earned over $440,000 a week at Manchester United, which will be quite complicated to match by any team in the world. Furthermore, reports coming in from Spain suggest that Mourinho has already landed a deal to make a shocking comeback to Real Madrid, even if most fans and some players are not willing to have him around again.
Benfica is trying to turn around their disappointing season, and saw Mourinho as the right man for the job. The Eagles were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League, but their domestic form has been rather poor to say the least, since they are ranked fourth in the Primeira Liga after 15 games.