Paris Saint-Germain boss given vote of confidence to clear path for Jose Mourinho to Manchester United

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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has insisted that coach Laurent Blanc will remain in charge of the club next season.

The French giants have already wrapped up the Ligue 1 title this season, and added the League Cup to their cabinet on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Lille.

However, their continued failures in the Champions League have rightly raised questions about whether or not a change should be made, with Blanc failing to get his side past the quarter-finals stage in the last four years.

Despite that disappointment in Europe, it appears as though the club will continue to back the French tactician which in turn effectively rules out a move for Jose Mourinho, who had been linked with a switch to Paris this summer, according to Sky Sports.

With the Portuguese boss no longer on their radar, that would arguably open the door for him to complete his move to Manchester United given that the Red Devils have been linked with him for a significant period of time.

“The contract was extended for two years [in February], he will stay with us next year,” Al-Khelaifi said on Saturday, as reported by Sky Sports.

“When we lose, we lose, it is a collective responsibility. It was very important for us to win the Coupe de la Ligue after our elimination against Manchester City.

“These last two weeks have been very difficult. This award will allow us to breathe.”

PSG still have the opportunity to win a treble this season as they will face Marseille in the French Cup final at the end of May, and they will be considered favourites to add to their silverware collection for the year.

Having now been given the backing of the club for another year, Blanc will have to find a way to deliver in Europe and get them into the latter stages of the Champions League next season.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract set to expire in the summer, the 50-year-old may be forced into a squad reshuffle which will certainly test him further but he will seemingly be supported for another year at least.

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