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Jorge Jesus to return to Portugal?

in Sport · 29-11-2018 10:41:00 · 0 Comments

Former Braga, Benfica and Sporting boss Jorge Jesus hopes to return to Portuguese football next season, despite enjoying ongoing success in Saudi Arabia with Al-Hilal.

The veteran coach signed a one-year contract with Al-Hilal in June and, with a hundred percent record after nine matches of the Pro League, there have been attempts by the club to extend Jesus’ contract by a further two years on a lucrative new deal.
However, Jesus has confirmed that he has declined the offer and intends to return to his homeland in 2019 when his contract expires. “I will leave Al-Hilal and return to Portuguese football,” he said. “Even though they like me here, going back to Portugal is the goal for me”.
Could he return to Benfica, who are having a torrid time this season as they languish in fourth place behind FC Porto, Sporting and SC Braga; only time will tell.

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