August 22, 2019
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Jose Mourinho lands first role since Man Utd sacking

Jose Mourinho has been named as a pundit for broadcaster beIN SPORTS. It is the 55-year-old’s first job since being sacked as Manchester United boss.

After two-and-a-half years in charge, the Portuguese was axed as Red Devils boss last month and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Now, he will offer his “forthright opinions” as a studio pundit on the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Chelsea on January 19, beIN SPORTS said.

Mourinho will also be in the punditry hot seat for the Asian Cup match between Qatar and Saudi Arabia two days earlier.

The ex-United boss worked as a pundit for Russian state-funded television station RT at last summer’s World Cup.

Since he left Old Trafford, United have won five straight games in all competitions under caretaker boss Solskjaer.

Mourinho has been heavily linked with a return to Real Madrid, and has also been approached by Benfica.

However, the Portuguese recently revealed he has no intention of managing in Portugal.

“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.”

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