Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira stated that the club are still pursuing Jose Mourinho as manager despite reports the former Manchester United boss already turned down the offer.

Who would not like to have Mourinho? If he says yes tomorrow, he’ll be here at the drop of a hat,” said Vieira, who added that meeting Mourinho's salary demands would not be a problem. 

Vieira added that they would name a new manager by next week after firing Rui Vitoria.