Manchester United’s plans to lure Jose Mourinho to Old Trafford this summer appear to have hit a small snag, with reports from Sky Sports claiming that Paris Saint-Germain have approached ‘The Special One’ and that the tactician is tempted by the Ligue 1 side.
The Portuguese boss is currently out of work after being sacked by Chelsea in December, but he has been almost continually linked with Louis van Gaal’s position in the North West ever since.
The latest rumours claim that Mourinho himself is ‘expecting’ to take charge at the club this summer – which follows talk of a ‘pre-contract agreement‘ between the parties – while LVG has admitted he may be forced out if he cannot get his side into the Champions League, but reports claim they have serious competition from PSG.
The French champions’ president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is understood to have opened talks with the out-of-work chief’s representatives following his team’s European elimination at the hands of Manchester City last week after growing frustrated with Laurent Blanc.
However, it’s claimed that Mourinho’s preference is Man United, but he sees PSG as a viable option, which may become an issue for the Manchester heavyweights unless they commit to a manager for 2016/17 soon.