Jose Mourinho has secured his first job after he was sacked by Premier League giants Manchester United as he joins BeIN Sports as a pundit, the broadcaster announced on Thursday.
‘The Special One’ will be an analyst for Chelsea’s Premier League trip to Arsenal on January 19 as well as Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Asian Cup group-stage tie on January 17 on the Qatari channel’s broadcasts in the Middle East and North Africa.
The 55-year-old tactician was sacked by United in December after the club’s worst start to a season since 1990 and was replaced by club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“Jose is one of the greatest football managers of all time, and we hope that his expert analysis and charismatic personality will be enjoyed by our millions of viewers,” a beIN spokesman said in a statement Thursday.
Mourinho had been linked with a return to former club Benfica after the Lisbon giants fired coach Rui Vitoria last week, but the former Real Madrid and Chelsea coach told Correio da Manha earlier on Thursday that he would not take the job.
“I don’t have any intention of coming back to work in Portugal,” he told the newspaper. “I’m fine at the moment.”