After helping Man Utd capture young Portuguese stars, or Portuguese-speaking stars, newspaper reports are saying that the Man Utd No 2 may leave Man Utd to get a managing role at Benfica. If these reports are to be believed, the Man Utd assistant will hold talks with the Benfica president this week to discuss the matter. When interviewed by the Daily Telegraph, Queiroz did not exclude the possibility of managing Benfica in the future, but he said that he still has unfinished work to do in Manchester.
â€œBenfica was of interest to me in the past but I am at Manchester United and there are many more challenges in front of me.â€ â€“ Carlos Queiroz.
Benfica are said to be thinking up a plan to tempt the Portuguese ex-Real Madrid manager to join their club, but it still remains to be seen if the Ferguson right-hand man is willing to accept any terms. After producing a world-class Portuguese player in Manchester (Ronaldo) and having another two Portuguese-speaking players in the improvement process (Anderson and Nani), one cannot imagine Queiroz abandoning ship at this time, especially when Sir Alex is not getting any younger, and he stands a good chance of replacing him in the future as Man Utd Number 1. This will eventually depend on whether Queiroz has grown to love the club in the time he spent as assistant. If he has some love for the Red Devils, no money or job can lure him away, and the best thing he can do is to remain loyal to his current employers.