The immediate former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out a quick-fire return to coaching with Benfica.
Primeira Liga heavy weights sacked coach Rui Vitoria last Thursday.
The 48-year-old coach led the Primeira Liga giants to back-to-back league titles at the club but has seen his side struggle to keep pace with Porto this season.
They lost 2-0 to Portimonense on Wednesday.
But according to Record, that name won’t be Mourinho, even on a short term deal until the end of the season.
They claim the Portuguese was approached but despite not giving them an outright ‘no’ he indicated returning to Benfica is not in his plans at the moment.
Even the high wages of Mourinho was not considered a problem for Benfica bosses – who believed his benefits far outweigh the outlay.
Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager in December.