Mourinho’s Father Felix Dies Aged 79 As Man Utd Boss Posts Touching Photo On Instagram
As confirmed by reports in Portugal, Félix Mourinho had been suffering from a “prolonged illness” — whether that’s related to the stroke and the following extended recovery in 2015 (around which José did try to put on a brave face just as the waves started crashing over him and his time at Chelsea was drawing to a close) is unknown. Félix Mourinho was a football man himself, who also went into coaching after a 20-year career as a goalkeeper (talents, that José’s son, currently at Fulham’s Academy has inherited as well).
The Manchester United manager posted a touching black and white photo of himself as a child alongside his father on Instagram.
Jose Manuel Mourinho Felix made more than 250 appearances as a goalkeeper for Vitoria Setubal and Belenenses in his career along with one for the national team.
He also managed Mourinho during the Portuguese’s early playing days as part of a 20-year career in the dugout which took in some 11 clubs.
Details about the death have not been released and Mourinho has not made any comment apart from the Instagram post.
According to reports from Portugal, the funeral will be held on Thursday, June 29.
We send our heartfelt condolences to José Mourinho and his family.