Jose Mourinho could be set for a quick return to management, with Benfica reported to be considering his appointment.
Despite back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017, Benfica fired manager Rui Vitoria on Thursday, after a poor run of results which sees them sit seven points behind leaders Porto in fourth spot.
According to sources, Benfica are considering re-hiring Mourinho for the remainder of the season, to fill Vitoria’s void and help steady the ship in the second half of the 2018/2019 campaign.
Benfica was the first club that Mourinho managed, taking the helm at the Águias between September and December in 2000.
He won six of his 11 games while in charge, drawing three and losing two.