The source added: "There has been no contact, but they did get in touch with Jose after Lopetegui was dismissed, but he told them he was the manager of Manchester United and totally committed to the club".
Jose Mourinho will join beIN SPORTS, the global sports broadcaster, this week as part of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 and English Premier League coverage, which viewers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) enjoy exclusively on the leading sports channel.
But, Mourinho could indeed be primed for a quick return to club football management, with one of his former clubs showing an interest in him.More news: Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun waits in Thailand on asylum bid
No one was surprised by his sacking, and Mourinho himself had spent the final months of his job looking like a man who had checked out ages ago and was simply waiting for his employers to run out of patience.
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His departure from the club brought with it an immediate lifting of the mood at Old Trafford, and an improvement in results to go along with it. It's not a gamble in the dark, the clubs are trying to hire a player or a coach they know because they've already been there.
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.
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.