Jose Mourinho's father Felix dies

Lawrence Kim
June 26, 2017

Jose Mourinho's father Felix has passed away at the age of 79.

Felix played for Vitoria Setubal, helping the club to victory in the Portuguese Cup final against Benfica in 1965.

Manchester United manager Mourinho posted a black and white picture of him as a child with his father without making any comment on his Instagram account on Sunday.

Mourinho has flown regularly from Manchester to Portugal in recent months to visit his father as his health deteriorated.

The country's football federation sent 'the most heartfelt condolences to Jose Mourinho and the rest of the bereaved family'.

The senior Mourinho made more than 250 appearances as a goalkeeper for Vitoria Setubal and Belenenses along with one for the national teams.

Felix also had a 20-year spell in management, coaching - among others - both of his former clubs, Rio Ave and Leiria, who his son would go on to manage himself.

Felix Mourinho was to be buried Tuesday in Setubal, a city 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Lisbon.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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