France manager Didier Deschamps has noted that he could see Jose Mourinho managing Paris Saint Germain in the future.
It was reported last month that the French giants had contacted Mourinho over the possibility of taking over from Unai Emery at the end of the season.
The Portuguese emphatically denied any links with PSG but has spoken effusively of them in the past, promoting further speculation of a move to France.
And Deschamps, speaking ahead of France’s friendly with Wales in Paris, noted that he could certainly envisage Mourinho managing PSG in the future.
“PSG is the most stand-out team in France, they are doing well nationally and in the Champions League,” he said.
“He [Mourinho] is pretty happy at Man United at the moment — but why not? He’s a bit of a globe-trotter and he hasn’t been to France yet.”
It is somewhat strange that talk of Mourinho moving to PSG has emerged concurrently with a slump in form which has seen Manchester United fall eight points behind Manchester City in the Premier League.
The idea of Mourinho moving to PSG makes sense, of course. The 54-year-old is yet to conquer France and any manager would welcome the opportunity to coach the players currently Emery’s disposal.
But he has a job to do at Old Trafford and, just as importantly, PSG have absolutely no reason sack Emery, who has started to establish his own print on the Ligue 1 side following a difficult opening campaign.