Amid speculation on Tuesday that PSG have approached Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese tactician reportedly still wants the Manchester United job.
According to Sky Sports, the Ligue 1 champions made an approach for the former Chelsea boss with a view of him replacing Laurent Blanc in the summer.
PSG’s continued failure in the Champions League is seen as the reasoning behind the decision to open up dialogue with the 53-year-old and his representatives, and a move to Paris would certainly be an intriguing proposal.
However, according to ESPN FC sources, Mourinho will only consider the job in the French capital if it was confirmed that the United offer was completely off the table.
The ‘Special One’ has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford to replace Louis van Gaal at the end of the season, and he will undoubtedly be itching to return to the Premier League following his dismissal by Chelsea last December.
Whether or not United opt to make a change remains to be seen, as they will likely wait to see how the rest of this season plays out before doing so.
A failure to qualify for the Champions League could prove to be the end of the Van Gaal era, which in turn would naturally open the door for Mourinho’s arrival.
However, should the Dutchman finish in the top-four in the Premier League and lift the FA Cup, there is an argument to suggest that that would be an acceptable return for the United hierarchy with a view of strengthening the squad further in the summer to allow them to then push on.
Nevertheless, it sets up an intriguing few weeks ahead with PSG likely to be monitoring Mourinho’s position as they continue to be left frustrated with their inability to get past the quarter-finals stage of the Champions League.
The French champions have been eliminated at that stage of the competition the last four years, and in turn it is no surprise that Blanc’s position is coming under scrutiny despite their domestic dominance.