After it was confirmed last week that Manchester United assistant manager Rui Faria will be leaving the club, it seems he could step into his first ever job in first-team management.

According to a report from the Telegraph, in light of Faria’s departure, he is being considered for the first-team manager role at Portuguese giants Benfica.

Last weekend, it was revealed that Faria’s 17-year partnership with United boss Jose Mourinho would come to an end imminently, with the Red Devils now on the lookout for a new assistant manager.

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Faria is appearing to be keen on stepping up into the world of management now and could find himself landing one of the biggest jobs in his homeland of Portugal.

The 42-year-old is reportedly being considered by Benfica as they ponder relieving Rui Vitoria of his duties in charge, with the club having endured a difficult season.

FC Porto scooped the Liga NOS title this term, and Benfica are seemingly exploring new management options in a bid to prevent that from happening again next season.