Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has travelled to his native Portugal with his trusted assistant Rui Faria ahead of a scheduled lecture at Lisbon University.
Mourinho, who was given a guided tour of United’s Aon Training Ground by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Monday, will address ‘high performance football coaching’ students in a post-graduation class.
Faria, who has assisted Mourinho at Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, also accompanied the recently-appointed Mourinho on Bank Holiday Monday as the coaching duo looked around their new facilities.
Mourinho and Faria landed in Lisbon on Tuesday morning ahead of their visit to the Faculty of Human Kinetics at Lisbon University.
The 53-year-old was greeted by Woodward and Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton as he posed for pictures and was shown around his new office just a day before his visit to Portugal.
Charlton was previously against the idea of Mourinho coaching United due to his antics but welcomed the Portuguese tactician to the Red Devils with open arms on Monday.
United’s record goalscorer said he was ‘very happy to see’ Mourinho at the club’s training base.
Mourinho finalised a deal to replace Louis van Gaal as United boss on Friday following months of speculation linking him with the role.
The experienced coach has signed an initial three-year deal and will earn £15million a year.
Mourinho, who has the option of an extra year, is expected to hold talks with current assistant manager Ryan Giggs when he returns from Lisbon as the Welshman’s future remains up in the air.
He will then turn his attention to recruiting new players ahead of next season’s campaign with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Saul Niguez and John Stones all said to be on his summer wishlist.