Jose Mourinho’s father, Felix, has passed away at the age of 79.
The Manchester United manager posted a black-and-white photograph of himself as a young boy alongside his father, a former goalkeeper, on his Instagram account.
Jose Manuel Mourinho Felix, who has been suffering from ill health for several months, died in Setubal, on Sunday, and will be buried on Tuesday.
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.
He won the Portuguese second division title on four occasions, having twice lifted the Portuguese Cup during his playing days.
The country’s football federation sent ‘the most heartfelt condolences to Jose Mourinho and the rest of the bereaved family.’
Mourinho has flown regularly from Manchester to Portugal in recent months to visit his father as his health deteriorated.