Is there a coaching earthquake in European football? Allegedly, Paris Saint-Germain are dealing with Jose Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho is said to be a prime candidate to succeed Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain. That’s what the Telegraph reports. According to information from GOAL and SPOX, however, there is nothing to this rumor.
Although Pochettino still has a contract for the coming season, there has been speculation for some time that the Argentine will be eliminated due to the early failure in the Champions League. According to the Telegraph, a decision should be made within the next few days – and Pochettino’s departure will be sealed.
The fact that Mourinho is said to have moved into the PSG focus as the new coach is mainly due to Luis Campos, who inherits sports director Leonardo. “The Special One” has been friends with Campos since they were together at Real Madrid.
For a long time, Zinedine Zidane was considered the hottest contender for the PSG coaching post, but the ex-Real coach is also being traded as the future national coach of France. Should Didier Deschamps retire after the World Cup, Zidane could take over the Equipe tricolore.
Mourinho still has a contract with AS Roma that runs until 2024. The Portuguese enjoys a great reputation among the Giallorossi, and last season he also celebrated winning the Conference League.
Jose Mourinho: Next season “100 percent” in Rome
In mid-May, Mourinho hinted at a press conference that he was not thinking of leaving AS Roma.
“Everything is calm at this moment because I have two more years of contract. The club haven’t tried to get me to renew yet, so they don’t put me in a situation where I have to accept or not accept something,” he said Mourinho: “Everything is calm, stable and that’s exactly how it should be.”
“I will start here 100 percent next season because I’m not looking for a change, my people know that,” he added meaningfully: “I couldn’t leave the club in my second season, I couldn’t do that to him. So I’m I’ll be here next season.”