PSG Eyeing A Shock Move For Jose Mourinho As Replacement For Mauricio Pochettino.

 Paris Saint-Germain are considering making a shock move for AS Roma coach, Jose Mourinho as replacement to Mauricio Pochettino next season.

Despite leading PSG to yet another Ligue 1 title, their failure in the Champions League, where they suffered a very disappointing defeat to Real Madrid's in the second leg of the Round of 16, has put a big question mark over Mauricio Pochettino's future at the Parc des Princes, as the Argentine has been rumoured to have lost the faith of the PSG directors.

The Telegraph reports that PSG will try to bring Mourinho who led Roma to the Conference League title in his debut season at the club. He joins Ruben Amorim, the coach of Sporting CP, on the shortlist of coaching hopefuls. 

The reports emerged because PSG have just hired Luis Campos as their new sporting director, another Portuguese figure who has a close relationship with Mourinho.

Changes in the dugout are expected as part of a major revamp behind the scenes in line with Kylian Mbappe’s stunning new contract.

Mbappe snubbed Real Madrid to become the highest-paid player in football history on a three-year deal. As part of his agreement with PSG, the 23-year-old Frenchman was handed incredible incentives, including the right to have a say in all football decisions the club makes.

He was supposedly a driving force behind Leonardo’s exit as sporting director after endorsing incoming replacement Luis Campos. And Mbappe is understood to have also contributed to Nasser Al Khelaifi’s decision to sack Pochettino after another disappointing Champions League campaign.

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Zinedine Zidane, the former Real Madrid coach, was the favorite to take over from PSG in the 2022-23 season, but he is said to have turned down the offer. 

While Christophe Galtier and Marcelo Gallardo appear to have been on their radar, nothing has been determined yet. Nobody, not even PSG, knows who will be coaching the team from the bench next season.

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