Jose tipped for Portugal role
Sky Sports News understands Jose Mourinho is to take up a position with the Portuguese FA.
Last Updated: 20/09/07 12:29pm
Sky Sports News understands departed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is to take up a position with the Portuguese FA.
Mourinho has left Stamford Bridge by mutual consent, with Chelsea confirming the decision in the early hours of Thursday morning.
There has already been speculation as to his next post, with the role of Portugal national team coach chalked up as the favourite.
According to a family friend, Mourinho has confirmed he is heading back to his homeland for a role with his country's football federation.
Mourinho will reportedly assume a job within the national setup, with the view to eventually becoming coach of the Portugal team.
The source also claims that Mourinho told the Chelsea players at the club's training ground on Thursday morning that he would be working with the national side within the next 48 hours.
Luiz Felipe Scolari is currently coach of Portugal and reports have suggested he is wanted in the role until the 2010 World Cup finals.
However, Scolari's future in the post has recently come under scrutiny following his altercation with Ivica Dragutinovic during Portugal's 1-1 draw with Serbia.
Scolari has been given a four-match ban by Uefa, and been fined 12,000 euros (£8,400), for the assault on Dragutinovic.