Earlier this week, we covered an interview Jean-Michel Aulas gave to France Football where the club chairman revealed one of his board members dreamt of hiring José Mourinho to manage Lyon.
Of course, that’s all it could ever be for now, a dream, but one of the other big clubs in France certainly have the resources to hire the Manchester United manager, and that’s Paris Saint-Germain.
Following their rather disappointing season last year, finishing second in the league and throwing away a 4-0 lead in the Champions League to Barcelona, Unai Emery’s stock has dropped quite considerably, and there are whispers Antero Henrique, PSG’s director of football, is looking at potential replacements.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the men he’s keeping an eye on is his compatriot, currently in charge of Manchester United, who’s contract at Old Trafford runs out in 2019.
With reports of Manchester United renewal talks just around the corner, and José Mourinho revealing in mid-October he wouldn’t be ending his career with the Red Devils, Le10 Sport in France reckon the moment there is the slightest bit of discord between the two parties, Henrique could pounce.
The French magazine also claim the Special One has an interest in managing Paris Saint-Germain, which could play a part in his decision if interest is made official prior to him renewing at Old Trafford.
While there’s nothing concrete to it just yet, it’s worth pointing out France, along with Germany, is one of the countries Mourinho has yet to manage in.
Furthermore, with Paris Saint-Germain desperately craving a Champions League, with bitter rivals Marseille the only club in France to have won it, who better to hire than someone who’s won it twice with two different teams?