Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho loses dad

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Jose Mourinho has lost his father, Felix, who passed away over the weekend at 79 years.

Manchester United manager Mourinho posted a touching black and white photograph tribute to his dad on Instagram last night.

Benfica, managed by the Special One in 2000, also took to social media to express their condolences.

Mourinho Felix battled ill health since the turn of this year, with Jose flying back to Portugal last season to see him.

"Our thoughts are with Jose and his family at this sad and hard time".

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The country's football federation sent 'the most heartfelt condolences to Jose Mourinho and the rest of the bereaved family'.

As a player, Mourinho Sr. won the Portuguese Cup on two occasions, and he won the division's second tier on four occasions as a coach.

According to reports from Portugal, the funeral will hold on Thursday, June 29.

"RIP to your father, May God be with you and your family Jose".

The late Mourinho had been down with illness for months, before finally giving up over the weekend.

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