Football manager Jose Mourinho, 56, is pictured without his wedding ring amid fears of a split from his wife of 30 years

  • Jose Mourinho, 56, usually wears his wedding ring in TV studios and at pitch-side
  • But the former Chelsea boss has gone without wedding band in recent outings 
  • Representative of Mourinho said he simply forgot to wear the ring
  • Mourinho and wife Matilde Faria, 54, have two children, Matilde, 23, and Jose 19

Football manager Jose Mourinho has removed his wedding ring amid fears of a split from his childhood sweetheart.

Mourinho, who has previously described himself as a family man, has been married to Matilde Faria, 54, for the last 30 years.

The father-of-two was seen without the wedding band while working as a pundit on Sky Sports' coverage of the Liverpool v Manchester City match on Sunday. 

Last month he was also seen without the ring while out walking near his home in Chelsea on October 10, according to The Sun.

Mourinho working for Sky Sports on Sunday
Mourinho on the touchline in 2017

Mourinho, who has previously described himself as a family man, is married to his childhood sweetheart Matilde Faria, 54 (pictured: in the Sky Sports studio on Sunday, left, and celebrating Manchester United's Europa League final win in 2017, right

But a representative of the Portuguese manager told the paper 'everything is fine' in his marriage and said Mourinho had simply forgotten to put it on. 

The self-styled 'special one' has been seen wearing his wedding ring while doing television work and standing on the touchline as a manager prior to its recent absence.

Mourinho, 56, met his humanitarian worker wife Matilde when they were teenagers and they have been together ever since.  

Last week, Matilde was on holiday in New York to celebrate their 23-year-old daughter Matilde's birthday with their son Jose Jr., 19.

Jose Mourinho, his wife Matilde Faria and daughter Matilde attend the pink carpet of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on December 2, 2014 in London

Jose Mourinho, his wife Matilde Faria and daughter Matilde attend the pink carpet of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on December 2, 2014 in London

The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss has not been pictured out with his wife since February, according to The Sun.

Mourinho has stated before that the 'most important thing [in my life] is my family and being a good father.' 

His agent did not respond to the newspaper's request for comment.

Jose Mourinho REMOVES his wedding ring amid fears of a split from his childhood sweetheart

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