The Portuguese Football Association are considering Jose Mourinho as an option for the national team as his Manchester United future looks uncertain.
This is according to the Daily Mirror, who state that Portugal could be keen to pounce on Mourinho as they anticipate he may become available due to his ‘precarious’ situation at Old Trafford.
The 55-year-old certainly hasn’t done too well to endear himself to United fans in the last couple of years with an indifferent start to life at the club.
Despite winning three trophies in his first campaign in charge, they were what is are generally considered minor prizes – the Community Shield, the League Cup, and the Europa League.
The Red Devils also only finished 6th in the Premier League that year, and despite climbing up to 2nd last term, they played some poor football and finished a whopping 19 points behind champions Manchester City.
This latest report also follows a recent claim from the Sun that former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane was being looked at by United in case Mourinho leaves after his somewhat worrying behaviour during a difficult pre-season.
In truth, most fans would probably not shed too many tears if Mourinho were to leave in the near future, especially if a big-name replacement like Zidane, who has shown more of a commitment to attacking football alongside a proven record of winning the biggest trophies in his time at the Bernabeu.