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Jorge Jesus is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a right midfielder, and the current manager of S.L. Benfica.
On 16 June 2009 Jesus replaced Quique Flores at the helm of Sport Lisboa e Benfica. In his first year he led the Reds to the first division title after a five-year wait
,also reaching the quarterfinals in the Europa League, losing to Liverpool on a 3–5 aggregate score, he quickly implemented a 4–1–3–2 formation which resulted in highly attractive football.
On 5 October 2009 Jesus achieved his 100th victory in the Portuguese League, in a 3–1 home win against F.C. Paços de Ferreira.
The following month he experienced his first Derby de Lisboa, which ended in a 0–0 away draw; at the end of the victorious campaign, which also brought the domestic
League Cup, the manager was rewarded with a new contract extension, running until 2013.
After a 2–0 win at VfB Stuttgart for the season's Europa League (4–1 on aggregate), Benfica's first ever victory in Germany, Jesus surpassed the record held by Jimmy Hagan's 1972–73 team, with 16 consecutive wins.
During the league campaign, which started without departed Ángel di María and Ramires, the lack of rotation caused a major fatigue in the most used players,and the club only conquer the League Cup.
On 10 December 2012, after a 3–1 away victory against Sporting, Jesus became the most successful Portuguese coach in the capital derby with seven wins in a total of nine, surpassing Toni.
On 15 March 2013, when Benfica faced Bordeaux in the Europa League, Jesus celebrated reaching the 200 game-milestone with Benfica, becoming the sixth coach in the club's history to do so. During the season he led the club to its first European final in 23 years: the final of the Europa League where they lost 2-1 to Chelsea.
Domestically, Benfica finished second in the league despite leading up to second to last day, and reached the reached the final of the Portuguese Cup, their first since 2004–05, suffering an unexpected defeat at the hands of Guimarães; these losses added great pressure on the manager, as the club ended the season trophyless for the first time since 2007–08.
On 4 June 2013, Jesus renewed his contract for a further two seasons.
On 22 September, at the end of a 1–0 win at former club Guimarães, he was involved in a bizarre incident as he fought with police officers to rescue a Benfica fan, who ran onto the pitch to celebrate with the team;
on 19 November he was handed a 30-day suspension by the Portuguese Football Federation, and fined €5.355, missing four league games as a result.