Jose Mourinho is renowned as one of the most successful football managers but that’s not all. He is also known to be very dramatic and unreserved when it comes to honesty.
Recently, reports suggest the Roma boss is the favorite to step into the shoes of former Portugal manager, Fernando Santos. But Mourinho did something astonishing when approached by journalists with a question about coaching the Portugal national team.
Jose Mourinho refused to answer questions about becoming the next head coach of Portugal after being swamped by reporters on Thursday.
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Fernando Santos was fired from the role on the same day, following their shock exit from the 2022 World Cup in the hands of Morocco.
And Mourinho, upon arriving in Faro with the Serie A side, was bombarded with questions on his future from waiting journalists but did not respond at all.
Mourinho simply smiled and picked up a microphone cover from the floor and handed it back to a journalist, before entering the team bus with his players.
There has been speculation Mourinho could ‘job-share’, keeping his current role at Roma while also taking charge of his country, although doing both is extremely rare.
The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss has strong knowledge of Portuguese football, a good pedigree of winning trophies at the top level and has the clout to help manage big players with big reputations, for example, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Santos dropped Ronaldo for their last two World Cup fixtures against Switzerland and Morocco.