JOSE Mourinho has been seen relaxing with his family in a £7,500 a week hotel villa with its own private pool and gazebo.
RELAXING: Jose Mourino seen chilling out in Brazil
The former Chelsea manager will see in the New Year with wife Tami and children Matilde and Jose Jr at the Nannai Resort and Spa near the tourist town of Porto de Galinhas in Pernambuco, north-eastern Brazil.
The luxury resort is on the picture-postcard beach of Muro Alto - 'Tall Wall' in Portuguese because of the 500-ft long reef that looks as if it has been man-made because of its perfect wall-like nature.
The natural warm pools between the coast and the reef represent the biggest draw for tourists and locals.
HOT: Nannai Resort & Spa where Jose is relaxing
A hotel worker, who asked not to be named, told a local paper Mourinho was staying at the resort after his agent Jorge Mendes confirmed he was on holiday in Brazil.
“Mourinho is now in Brazil. Let's see what will happen when he returns”
It said he was trying to keep a low profile and had joked with one guest who had asked for a picture: "Only in the presence of my lawyer."
The father-of-two, who has been linked with Roma and Manchester United, is thought to be staying in a private bungalow overlooking the sea.
As well as its own swimming pool, the luxury hideaway has two jacuzzis, one on the ground-floor veranda where guests can chill out in a gazebo and another on the first-floor looking on to the sea.
A local football team has reacted to news of Mourinho's arrival in the country by publishing a hilarious job offer.
Ibis Sport Club, which prides itself on being known as the worst side in the world, offered the former Chelsea boss a two-year contract which included a monthly payment of a food hamper, bonuses for each game it lost, a wage increase every time it was
thrashed and a P45 if it won a title.
The publication of the job offer on its social media sites coincided with Latin America's equivalent of April's Fools Day which is celebrated at the end of December.
A spokesman for the club, which gained its title as the world's worst during a 55-game run without a victory in the eighties, joked: "We can't guarantee his continuance in our club if we have two wins on the trot or win a title."
Mourinho, who was the Premier League's highest-paid manager on £10.5 a year until he was sacked earlier this month, has previously spent Christmas breaks with his family in Dubai, Paris and New York.
He is thought to have travelled to Pernambuco with his family after spending Christmas Eve with his elderly dad Jose Mourinho Felix, who is recovering from a brain haemorrhage and two subsequent strokes.
Nannai Resort & Spa
BEST: Jorge Mendes told Sky Sport Italia on Monday that Jose is the best in the world
The former Chelsea boss admitted in October his 77-year-old dad had gone to "levels where it was very doubtful and very difficult" but said he was now recovering after his "difficult period."
Jorge Mendes told Sky Sport Italia on Monday he was comfortable about getting a job because he is the best in the world.
He said: "Mourinho is now in Brazil. Let's see what will happen
Source: UK Daily Star