Mourinho’s father dies at 79


Mourinho and dad in 2003
Photo: Mirror

Jose Mourinho’s father Felix has died at the age of 79, Mirror reports.

Paying tribute to his dad on Instagram, the grieving Manchester United boss posted a touching black and white picture of them together from when he was a child.

Benfica, managed by the Special One in 2000, also took to social media to express their condolences.

The Premeira Liga side tweeted: “Sport Lisboa e Benfica addresses the most heartfelt condolences to Jose Mourinho, on the death of his father Felix Mourinho.”

Jose Manuel Mourinho Felix made more than 250 appearances as a goalkeeper for Portuguese sides Vitoria and Belenenses, winning one senior cap for Portugal.

He also coached Jose during his son’s early playing days as part of a 20-year managerial career, which took in some 11 clubs.

A statement on the Belenenses website said: “At this particularly…

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