Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has refuted claims of a possible move to Benfica, insisting that a move to his homeland is not a part of his plans at the moment.

Since his Old Trafford sacking, Mourinho has linked with the managerial job at Portuguese League outfit Benfica but the Portuguese gaffer has ruled out any chances of moving to Portugal.

Manchester United relieved the Special One of his duties on December 18 following a dismal campaign which left the Red Devils 6th on the Premier League log, a whopping ten points adrift on 4th placed Chelsea.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was immediately appointed as the Portuguese’s successor to bring the club back into the top 4 places.

The Norwegian manager has been magnificent at Old Trafford since his appointment, maintaining a 100 percent record and winning all seven of his games, including a remarkable 1-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur, even at Wembley Stadium.

Despite his largely underwhelming stint at Manchester, the former Chelsea boss is still regarded as one of the best managers in the game and it won’t be long before he lands another job.

His outstanding records speak for themselves, winning two Champions League titles at FC Porto and Inter Milan, three Premier League titles at Chelsea, among many other titles. Such has been his success in football management.

Following reports of a potential move for Mourinho to his former employers Benfica, the 55 year old has revealed he has no plans of returning to Portugal.

He confirmed he received an offer from the Portuguese club but could not accept, not for any personal reasons.

Real Madrid have also been linked with a move for Jose Mourinho as the Spanish giants see the Portuguese as the man to turn their fortunes around following a disappointing 2018/2019 season.