SETUBAL, Portugal, June 27 – Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has arrived in Portugal ahead of his father’s funeral on Tuesday.
Mourinho was pictured attending a service in Setubal with friends and family on Monday in the wake of the tragic news.
Jose Manuel Mourinho Felix, who had been suffering from ill health for several months, died at the age of 79 in Setubal on Sunday and will be buried on Tuesday.
As a footballer, Mourinho Felix played first for Vitoria Setubal and then for Belenenses, making 274 appearances in the Portuguese league between 1955 and 1974.
He achieved one international cap for Portugal, appearing as a late substitute in a match against the Republic of Ireland in the 1972 Brazil Independence Cup.
After hanging up his gloves, Mourinho Felix became a coach with a number of Portuguese clubs including Uniao Leiria, Amora, Rio Ave, Belenenses and Vitoria.
Jose Mourinho, who visited his ailing father regularly over the past few months, took to Instagram on Monday to share a touching black-and-white image of himself as a young boy with his father following his passing.
The country’s football federation sent ‘the most heartfelt condolences to Jose Mourinho and the rest of the bereaved family.’ United also extended their condolences on their official website.
By Daily Mail