Mourinho announces comeback - as Russian TV presenter

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by Simon Austin

Former Manchester United manager José Mourinho has announced his comeback - as host of a football show on Moscow-based RT.

The show, On the Touchline, will be a fortnightly show starting on 7 March that provides coverage of the Champions League.

Mourinho filmed a promotional advert for the new show when he paid a recent visit to Russia, where he attended an ice hockey game and slipped while delivering the puck.

“The show will offer unique analysis from the Portuguese managerial great on all the week’s Champions League action, as well as special insight into the biggest talking points in the world of football,” said RT, formerly known as Russia Today.

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.

Mourinho was sacked by United in December and the 56-year-old was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who has since won 10 and drawn one of his 11 games in charge.