“I came to Benfica always thinking that I am a solution and not a problem. For the club's interests and for what is best for everyone I have made this decision to be best for both parties”, said Jesus.

Regarding the future, Jesus did not say if he has had any offers from other clubs before stressing that he was "very honoured to return to defending Benfica's interests", and that he will "continue as always, working with love and passion".

A statement from the club read: "Sporting Lisboa e Benfica - Futebol, SAD informs [...] that it has reached an agreement with coach Jorge Fernando Pinheiro de Jesus for the termination of his sports employment contract with immediate effect. It is further informed that coach Nélson Alexandre da Silva Veríssimo assumes, until the end of this season, the functions of coach of the main football team".