Manchester United officially have competition for Jose Mourinho as European giants make approach

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Paris Saint-Germain have approached former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho with a view to becoming their manager from next season, according to Sky Sports.

The Special One has been out of work since being sacked by the Blues in December and has been heavily tipped to replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United.

Sky Sports understands that Mourinho’s preference is to wait until the summer to see what unfolds at Old Trafford, but he sees PSG as a credible alternative.

PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi contacted Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes immediately after last week’s Champions League exit to Manchester City, having grown frustrated with Laurent Blanc’s failure to take the club forward in Europe, Sky Sports reports.

The Parisians have strolled to four straight Ligue 1 titles, this season with eight games to spare, but have not gone beyond the Champions League quarter-finals.

Sky Sports adds that Al-Khelaifi has tried to appoint the Portuguese twice before, and remains convinced that he is the manager to lead them to European glory.

It might be the lack of competition domestically which deters Mourinho, who has admitted that staying in England would be his first choice, Sky Sports reports.

This move from PSG might only serve to prompt United into action, with Van Gaal coming under increasing pressure after a disappointing second season.

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