Manchester United have already seen a huge upturn in form since Jose Mourinho lost his job, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remaining unbeaten in his first five games as manager.
For the self-proclaimed Special One, the writing looked to be on the wall pretty much all season. He was finally (rightly) put out of his misery just before Christmas, and he’s already had the chance to get himself right back into management. However, he has rejected that opportunity.
According to The Times, Mourinho has turned down the SL Benfica job, as the Portuguese giants were trying to make a high profile appointment as they look to chase down FC Porto in the race for a Primeira Liga title.
Perhaps the former United boss just wants some time away from the game, which honestly I wouldn’t blame him for, because his tactics and methods certainly looked dated towards the end of his stint at Old Trafford.
Or maybe he wants a job at a different country. He’s yet to manage in Germany or France, and both are considered more prestigious leagues than his homeland. Who knows what’s going through his mind, but taking over a club mid-season is never easy, and it’s probably best if he waits until the summer for the perfect job opening.