There is currently a big scare in the family of the Mourinhos after the father of Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, Felix was rushed to hospital on Sunday.
According to reports from Reuters, Mourinho Snr, a retired Portuguese goalkeeper was rushed back to hospital with pneumonia after suffering breathing difficulties and will remain there until Monday at the earliest.
The Sun UK reports that the 78-year-old former Portugal goalkeeper suffered a number of health scares during his son’s second stint as Chelsea manager and is now back to Sao Bernardo Hospital in his native Setubal an hour’s drive south of Lisbon where he had been taken on Thursday.
A private medical team which reportedly cares for him round-the-clock following his hospital release a few months ago is believed to have decided he needed immediate hospital attention when he began to suffer breathing difficulties.
His son, Manchester United’s new manager, was already in Portugal with his family after flying in to Lisbon on Monday for a pre-season break.
The British tabloid reports that Mourinho junior is understood to have interrupted his family holiday in Troia, a finger-shaped peninsula a ten-minute catamaran service from Setubal, after being told of his dad’s new health scare so he could be by his side in hospital.
Mourinho’s dad suffered a brain haemorrhage last May and was readmitted to hospital weeks later when he diagnosed with a lung infection.
His father’s health problems were cited as one of the reasons Mourinho struggled during part of his time at Chelsea when he made regular trips back to Portugal to be with him.