Benfica boss Jorge Jesus will not be replacing Moyes at United according to reports

Benfica manager Jorge Jesus has been tipped to replace David Moyes at Manchester United, but the latest report suggests otherwise.

Following David Moyes’ dismissal as Manchester United manager, the usual suspects have been touted as possible replacements.

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has already ruled himself out of the running, while many believe Louis van Gaal is a certainty to take the role when his tenure as Holland coach comes to an end.

Then there are the somewhat fanciful reports linking Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho with the Old Trafford hot-seat, while Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has also seen his name tossed into the rumour-mill.

And then there is Jorge Jesus – the leftfield choice perhaps, but a man who has enjoyed outstanding success with Benfica this season.

The Portuguese side have wrestled domestic superiority back from FC Porto in some style, winning the Primeira Liga title. While they remain on for the treble with their Taca de Portugal and Europa League campaigns still in full swing.

In light of that success, it is no wonder Jesus has been mentioned as a possible successor to Moyes. But fans should not get too excited.

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo reports that the Benfica boss is going nowhere, and that plans have already been put in place regarding the newly-crowned champions’ next campaign.

Jesus already has two league titles and three Portuguese cups to his name since taking charge of Benfica in 2009. He also guided them to last season’s Europa League final.

But if the latest report is true, United will have to look elsewhere, as the 59-year-old looks set to continue the fine job he is doing in Portugal.

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