In Focus: Mourinho’s contract renewal has not stopped rumours as Neymar gets involved

Neymar is keen for Paris Saint-Germain to replace manager Unai Emery with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho if the club get knocked out of the Champions League, according to Don Balon.

What’s the word?

Mourinho recently committed his future to the Red Devils by signing a new contract until 2020.

The Portuguese coach has never before stayed as manager of a club for longer than three years in one spell.

The 55-year-old is currently 18 months into his stint at United and has guided the team to two trophies – the EFL Cup and Europa League.

PSG have been touted as possible suitors for Mourinho in the past, and now according to Don Balon, Neymar feels that the Portuguese coach is a decent replacement for Emery.

The report stresses that the Brazilian will push for Mourinho if the French outfit get knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid.

However, it is believed that PSG would struggle to secure Mourinho due to his new contract situation.

Could Mourinho abandon United?

The Portuguese coach is fiercely ambitious and he has proven in his career that he can win titles in various leagues.

Mourinho has been successful in Portugal with Porto, in England with Chelsea, in Italy with Inter Milan and with Real Madrid in Spain.

The experienced manager has never been in charge of a French outfit, and there is nothing to say that it is not on his list.

At the moment, the two-time Champions League winner is committed to United, but things can change quickly, so perhaps the best phrase to use is ‘watch this space’.