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.
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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