A report wavering around Premier League says the management of Paris St Germain (PSG) have reportedly offered a controversial handler, Jose Mourinho the chance to manage the club.
PSG’s chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi wanted Mourinho to replace the current coach, Laurent Blanc after been frustrated with the club’s lack of progress in the Champions League. The French champions were knocked out in the quarter-finals for the fourth successive season, losing 3-2 on aggregate to Manchester City.
Mourinho, however, has been widely expected to take over from Louis van Gaal at Manchester United in the summer, with the Dutchman’s future at the club increasingly in doubt. The Red Devils currently sit fifth in the Premier League, 4 points off fourth-placed Arsenal, and van Gaal’s future could depend on securing Champions League football next season. Reports last week suggested that although Mourinho has yet to agree a deal, he had told friends that he was confident of being named as United’s next manager.
Speaking to RMC Sport, Ricardo Carvalho, who played under Mourinho at Chelsea and Real Madrid, suggested that his former boss will stay in the Premier League:
“I think that his desire is to continue in the Premier League.
“PSG is certainly a great club, which could possibly be interested in Mourinho, but I do not know if he will feel the same way.”
Will this offer from PSG change things? No decision is expected from Mourinho until the summer, but it is worth noting that he has been approached by PSG about their managerial vacancy twice before and turned it down. Mourinho has always been a big fan of the Premier League and the French league may be considered by many to be an “easy” option. PSG have dominated the domestic league and cups in recent seasons, so the Champions League represents their only real challenge.