Vol. 5 Num 694 Sat. May 13, 2006  

Queiroz staying at United

Manchester United's assistant coach Carlos Queiroz, who has been cited as a likely candidate to take the helm of Benfica, said Thursday he was staying put at the English club.

"Don't even go there. My future lies with Manchester United," he told Lisbon-based news radio TSF when asked about the Portuguese media reports linking him to a move to Benfica.

Benfica are looking for a new coach since Dutchman Ronald Koeman resigned Monday to join PSV Eindhoven on a two-year contract after leading the defending Portuguese champions to a third place finish in the domestic league.

Outgoing England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, was at Benfica between 1982 and 1984, and Fernando Santos, who has left AEK Athens, are among the other he national teams of Portugal, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, joined Manchester United for the first time in June 2002.

He was appointed coach of Real Madrid one year later but returned to Old Trafford shortly after he was sacked by the Spanish giants in May 2004.