Portuguese football has been stunned by the defection of Benfica manager Jorge Jesus to capital city rivals Sporting. Football watchers had been speculating for weeks that Jesus was on his way from the Estadio da Luz, but the smart money at one point was on Porto snapping him up. Indeed, there was also talk of Jesus waiting to get the call from Liverpool and also that his agent, Jorge Mendes, had offered him to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. But it was Sporting that came up with the sort of deal that, to quote Marlon Brando, was “an offer he can’t refuse”. No horses heads, though, just the equivalent of up to EUR 15m over a three-year contract. Were Benfica caught with their trousers…