EMOTIONAL: Jose Mourinho carries the coffin at his father’s funeral as he says goodbye in Setubal

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Jose Mourinho said an emotional goodbye to his father Felix on Tuesday morning as he attended his funeral in Setubal, Portugal.

The Manchester United manager confirmed that his father had passed away on Sunday evening at the age of 79 after suffering with ill health for several months.

Mourinho, who helped carry the coffin into the church, was joined by wife Matilde, son Jose Jnr and United assistant coach Silvino Louro for the service.

Jose Mourinho attended the funeral of his father Felix in Setubal, Portugal on Tuesday

Manchester United manager Mourinho helped carry his father's coffin into the church

 Manchester United manager Mourinho helped carry his father’s coffin into the church

Mourinho's father passed away on Sunday at the age of 79 after suffering from ill health

FELIX MOURINHO

Goalkeeper Jose Manuel 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.

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.

 A large crowd gathered outside the venue as Mourinho helped remove the coffin from the hearse before draping a large flag over it.

Mourinho was pictured in Setubal on Monday after returning to his native Portugal ahead of Tuesday’s burial.

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.

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.

Mourinho, who visited his ailing father regularly over the past few months, took to Instagram on Monday to share a touching black-and-white image of himself as a young boy with his father following his passing.

The country’s football federation sent ‘the most heartfelt condolences to Mourinho and the rest of the bereaved family.’ United also extended their condolences on their official website.

 

Daily Mail

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