Mourinho's relationship with United's board and large section of his playing squad was reported to have deteriorated badly towards the end of his tenure. Jose Mourinho has only been out of a job for a few weeks, but he is already set to return to our television screens.
He has previously rejoined a former club as he did with his two spells at Chelsea and is seeing similar moves discussed when it comes to possible openings at Real Madrid and Inter . He was sacked by United in December after the club's worst start to a season since 1990 and won three trophies during his two-and-a-half year tenure at Old Trafford.
The Ex-Man United manager then said that if indeed that was the case, Benfica would have been the first to spread the news.
"Today I have no intention of returning to Portugal", the former Manchester United and Chelsea boss told Correio da Manha TV, shooting down rumours of a comeback at Benfica. "At the moment, I'm fine as I am", Mourinho added. Today I'm not an option for Benfica, nothing more than that.
Benfica's previous coach, Rui Vitória, left by mutual consent last Thursday with the Lisbon club third in the league and has now taken over at the Saudi club Al-Nassr.
"It's a tremendous honour when you return to a club where you've been", he said. Mourinho began his coaching career at Benfica in 2000 but was in charge for just nine matches.
"The best way to respect a great club [Benfica] and a great president is to say I was not approached".
Jose Mourinho has been named as a pundit for beIN SPORTS.