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Emirates Stadium manager in the running to replace Italian at the big-spending Ligue 1 side.
Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti’s position at Paris St-Germain is under threat – and the big-spending capital club have included Arsene Wenger among their managerial targets.
PSG are without a win in their last three league games and have slipped to fourth in the table.
As a result the club’s owners Qatari Investment Authority (QSI) are considering axing Ancelotti and Director of Football Leonardo.
Coveted former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola is the top of their wishlist – indeed QSI have opened negotiations with the Spaniard – but he is reluctant to return to management before the end of the season.
But sources in France believe PSG are also interested in Jose Mourinho and Wenger, and they feel the Frenchman would be receptive to the idea of moving back to his homeland.
One can hardly blame PSG’s Qatari owners for considering the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti given just how much in the way of transfer funds they have handed the former Chelsea manager.
PSG were pipped to the Ligue 1 post last term by Montpellier and the Italian spent a massive €146m (£118m) on new players over the summer and as such Ancelotti should have been running away with the domestic title but after a solid start the Parc des Princes side have struggled of late, losing three of their last five league games.
Form in the Champions League has however been good and it’s perhaps only this that fact that has stood in the way of his sacking.
Arsene Wenger has come under sustained pressure in recent weeks with Arsenal experiencing their worst start to a Premier League season. Therefore talk of a return to France could well be more than mere speculation.
Having taken charge of the Gunners in 1996 this period is most certainly the most challenging of Wenger’s tenure at the club and therefore the allure of a move to the big spending Parisian side will surely be tempting, not least as it’s now been some 18 years since he last managed in his native France.
Wenger spent seven years in charge of Monaco, helping the principality side to a Ligue 1 title in 1987/88, before moving to Japan and then on to the English Premier League.
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