Manchester United News: Jose Mourinho Posts Instagram Tribute to Late Father

Jose Mourinho posted a touching Instagram tribute on Monday morning following the death of his father.

Jose Manuel Mourinho Felix passed away aged 79 on Sunday in Setubal, Portugal.

His death, following a protracted period of ill health, was met with tributes from across the football world, including from Belenenses where Felix played as a goalkeeper.

"Today we lost Mourinho," Belenenses wrote on Twitter. "Our sentiments are with his family."

Mourinho Felix is credited as a major influence on his son's managerial career, after he became a coach following sixteen years as a professional footballer and helped tiny Amora F.C. to promotion.

On Monday, Mourinho—who only signed up to Instagram when he became Manchester United manager last summer—revealed his own tribute to his father.

In a captionless post, Mourinho showed a black-and-white picture of himself as a child standing next to his father.

Mourinho Felix has been known to be unwell for at least two years. In May 2015, after winning the Premier League for the third time with Chelsea, Mourinho revealed that his celebrations had been muted by the knowledge that his father was undergoing surgery.


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Mourinho is preparing for the new season with United, where he will seek to improve upon a sixth-place finish in the league in 2016-17.

With world-record signing Paul Pogba in its midfield, United won three trophies including the Europa League but struggled for consistency with its league form.

Mourinho has attempted to remedy its problems already this summer by signing central defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica, with several more high-profile names expected to arrive before the new season begins on August 12. United must also reinforce because it will play Champions League football next season, having missed out on Europe's elite club competition in the last campaign.