Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Photos: Man United Boss Mourinho’s Father Buried In Portugal

Jose Mourinho’s father, Felix, has been laid to rest in Portugal.
He passed away at the age of 79 on Sunday, after a battle with illness.

Mourinho's father passed away on Sunday at the age of 79 after battling ill health for several months
Mourinho's father passed away on Sunday at the age of 79 after battling ill health for several months
The Manchester United manager appeared to be emotional as he helped remove his father's coffin from the hearse


A church service was held upon Mourinho’s arrival in Portugal on Tuesday and the Manchester United manager was seen carrying the coffin into the church.

The coffin was draped with the flags of the two clubs Felix played for – Vitoria Setubal and Belenenses.
Mourinho's daughter Matilde (centre, behind coffin) and son Jose Jnr (centre, wearing white shirt) were also in attendance
Mourinho's wife Matilde (right, wearing black and white blouse) watched the United boss carry his father's coffin 

United goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez Blanco and Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid, Aitor Karanka, were also on hand to support their friend.

A large crowd gathered outside the venue as Mourinho helped remove the coffin from the hearse before draping a large flag over it.
A large crowd gathered outside the church in Setubal to pay tribute to former goalkeeper Mourinho Felix
United goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez Blanco (centre, back) and Aitor Karanka (right, back) also attended the funeral
Mourinho, who was joined by his wife and daughter – Matilde, was consoled by mourners outside the church.
Mourinho's daughter Matilde looks upset as she holds her mother's hand alongside brother Jose Jnr
Mourinho's daughter Matilde (wearing black) cries as she holds her mother's hand alongside brother Jose Jnr (wearing white shirt)
As a footballer, Mourinho Felix played first for Vitoria Setubal and then for Belenenses, making 274 appearances in the Portuguese league between 1955 and 1974.

He achieved one international cap for Portugal, appearing as a late substitute in a match against the Republic of Ireland in the 1972 Brazil Independence Cup.
Mourinho Felix's coffin is draped in a white flag before being taken to the church on Tuesday

Mourinho pictured with father Felix, who made over 250 Portuguese league appearances during his career
Mourinho pictured with his father Felix
After hanging up his gloves, Mourinho Felix became a coach with a number of Portuguese clubs including Uniao Leiria, Amora, Rio Ave, Belenenses and Vitoria.

He won the Portuguese second division title on four occasions, having twice lifted the Portuguese Cup during his playing days.

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