Ex-Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to host Champions League TV show

Jose Mourinho on the ice in Russia

Out of work and out of opportunities What is Jose Mourinho's route back into football? Credit Getty images

Amid continued links to former clubs, Mourinho's next job is in television as he has explained how he wanted a new challenge after the unceremonious end to his time with Manchester United.

Mourinho, who was dismissed by United back in December, worked with worldwide news channel RT during the World Cup and earned £1.71million (£400,000-a-day) for just four days' work as a TV pundit.

Mourinho has announced that he will be fronting a new fortnightly football show on RT, starting March 7.

"I am used to surprising people and I thought 'why not give it a go?' I'm going to talk about football on RT".

Mourinho also appeared at a hockey rink in Moscow's suburbs this month, slipping on the ice and taking a nasty tumble while performing a ceremonial puck drop.

The opening show will be broadcast after the first set of Champions League last 16 second-leg matches have been concluded, and Mourinho will continue his role with Russia Today until the 1 June final.

RT's reputation among Western audiences has always been controversial, with the broadcaster accused of being part of the Kremlin propaganda machine. The channel is yet to receive a sanction.

Mourinho guided United through the competition's group stages before being sacked in December amid reports of player unrest.

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