MAN United’s former boss Jose Mourinho has got a new job away from the dugout.
Mourinho, 56, has agreed to host a twice weekly football show on Russian channel RT, the station has revealed.
It will focus on covering the Champions League with the first edition to be broadcast after the last 16 round on March 7.
Mourinho worked for RT, previously called Russia Today, during last year’s World Cup where he earned a reported £1.171 million for just four days work as a pundit.
The Portuguese regularly targeted critical pundits with his rage when things weren’t going well for him on the Old Trafford bench.
Maybe it is a case of “if you can’t beat them, join them”, after United’s poor start to the season seeing Mourinho axed before Christmas.
His new show on the Russian state-funded broadcaster is called “On the Touchline with Jose Mourinho”.
“I’m going to talk about football on RT. What else did you think I was going to do?” he said in a promotional video.
“After the previous stage of my career was over, everyone wondered what I was going to do next.
“I wanted a new challenge. I’m used to surprising people.”
Mourinho’s coaching career has seen him win league titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain, before stuttering at United.
He has said in the past that he is not a coach that takes sabbaticals – which was seen as a dig at Pep Guardiola who took time out after leaving Barcelona.
Since leaving United he has been working as a pundit for Qatar-based broadcaster Bein Sports.
RT has been attacked by critics who claim it is a propaganda machine for the Kremlin regime.
The news channel is facing sanctions from British media regulator Ofcom after ruling that seven programmes by RT following the Salisbury nerve agent attack breached UK impartiality rules.