Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has lost his father, Felix who died at the age of 79 over the weekend.

Mourinho confirmed the development as he posted a touching black and white photo of himself as a child alongside his father on Instagram

As reported in The Sun, the senior Mourinho made more than 250 appearances as a goalkeeper for Vitoria Setubal and Belenenses in his career along with one for the national team.

He also managed Mourinho during the Portuguese’s early playing days as part of a 20-year career in the dugout which took in some 11 clubs.

A post shared by Jose Mourinho (@josemourinho) on Jun 25, 2017 at 1:10pm PDT

It is understood that Felix has been suffering ill health for several months a development which saw Jose flying back to Portugal last season to see him.

He was in and out of hospital during his son's second stint at Chelsea and last June was rushed into care with pneumonia.

Portuguese media report the funeral is due to take place on Tuesday.