José Mourinho is to host a football show on RT providing coverage of the Champions League.
The role marks a return to Russian television for the former Manchester United manager, who worked with the Moscow-based network during last summer’s World Cup in the country.
Called On the Touchline with José Mourinho, the fortnightly show will start on 7 March.
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. who were formerly known as Russia Today.
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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.
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Mourinho guided United through the competition’s group stages before being sacked in December amid reports of player unrest. The 56-year-old was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who has since won 10 and drawn one of his 11 games in charge.
Mourinho worked as a pundit on the Qatari-based TV station beIN Sports last month when he rejected criticism of his two-and-a-half-year record as United manager, saying people did not know what went on “behind the scenes”.