Despite his sacking by Manchester United, Jose Mourinho has reportedly not been short of options to return to management, and he now commented on rumours linking him with one of his former clubs.
The 55-year-old was released of his duties by United on 18 December after the Red Devils had fallen to 19 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.
While United have since been revived by interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Portuguese coach has returned to his native Portugal.
Recent reports had linked him with the Benfica job after Rui Vitoria was sacked, with club president Luis Filipe Vieira insisting “money would be no object” to a Mourinho return.
However, the Portuguese coach now insisted he is not interested in coaching Benfica at this moment in time.
"I have never confirmed, nor denied any offers throughout my career,” he told CMTV. “I never got into this game of news feeding.
"I don’t really want to go there, but the best way to respect a great club (Benfica) and a great president is to say that I was not offered.
“If I were, Benfica would be the first to know my decision. But to help end all the speculation on this subject, I will say that at this moment, today, I have no intention of working in Portugal.
"The best thing for Benfica is to support Bruno (Lage) and think about the future calmly. At the moment, I'm fine as I am."
Mourinho has also been linked with a return to Real Madrid, but did not comment on the rumours linking him with Los Blancos.
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