Ex-Portugal Midfielder Maniche Backs Mourinho for Portugal Job

Portugal icon Maniche believes Jose Mourinho could lead the national team to glory if he succeeds Fernando Santos. Portugal endured a difficult end to the FIFA World Cup, being edged out by Morocco in the quarter-finals, as they still await their first-ever win of the golden trophy.

The former Atletico Madrid and Benfica central midfielder spoke to Rádio Renascença (via FCInterNews) and backed the Special One to take charge of the Portugal national team.

“It makes perfect sense for all that he has already conquered in his winning career. He has been in the best clubs in the world, won titles everywhere and only lacks the national team.”

“He is an expert coach, very prepared for difficulties because he knows Portuguese and foreign football, he is intelligent and knows how to deal with young people. I think he would win support to be a selector.”

Maniche won the UEFA Champions League under Mourinho’s guidance in the 2003/04 season with Porto.

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