Benfica president, Luis Filipe Vieira, after after sacking head coach, Rui Vitoria last week, has insisted that money is not the issue in bringing in former Manchester United head coach, Jose Mourinho.
The Red Devils former manager was sacked from Old Trafford in December, thereby ending his two and half year tenure at Old Trafford, Naija News recalls.
Mourinho’s managerial career began at Benfica when he replaced Jupp Heynckes after the fourth week of the Primeira Liga before resigning just nine games later following a changed in the club’s presidency.
“For now, Bruno Lage is the coach of Benfica,” Vieira told Portuguese broadcaster SIC. “There will be news next week.”
When asked about Mourinho, Vieira said: “I am his friend. Who would not like to have Mourinho? [But] I have not talked to him.
“If he says yes tomorrow, he’ll be here at the drop of a hat. Money is no issue for Benfica.
Benfica are third in Portugal’s top flight, seven points behind leaders Porto after 16 rounds.
The club are also set to begin play in the Europa League knockout stages as the Portuguese side is set to take on Galatasaray after finishing third behind Bayern Munich and Ajax in Champions League play.