Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has called up his former manager Jose Mourinho to organise having this new football pitch named after the Portuguese boss in Serbia.
The pitch is located in a small town called Ub located in the Kolubara district in western Serbia and will be used by local club FK Jedinstvo.
Local media report the idea came after members from the club presented the idea which was inspired by the mutual respect between Mourinho and Serbian footballers.
Former Chelsea midfielder Matic, 31, played an important role as he provided as he was the one to contract Mourinho and present the idea to the Portuguese manager.
Despite reportedly being delighted with the news, Mourinho is not expected to attend the opening ceremony next month but reportedly does plan to visit the pitch in the future.
It has state-of-the-art artificial turf and floodlights, with a capacity of 500 seats. However some renovation work is still being carried out and a football museum is reportedly in the works.
The pitch is located near a street named after Manchester United star Matic, a park named after former Blackburn Rovers winger Radosav Petrovic and a stadium named after Serbian legend Dragan Dzajic.
The opening ceremony of the pitch is set for some time next month however the exact date is unclear.
Mourinho has not managed a team since he was sacked by Manchester United in December 2018.
In the months since his sacking Mourinho has been linked with big clubs in Europe such as Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Real Madrid however he is yet to sign a contract.
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