Mourinho has been approached by PSG.

Jose Mourinho has been approached by Paris Saint-Germain

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Ever since he was sacked from Chelsea in December, it seemed as though Jose Mourinho was guaranteed to become the next Manchester United boss.

However, Sky Sports are now reporting that the Portuguese boss could be heading to Paris Saint-Germain, rather than the Premier League club.

The report states that the French champions approached the manager immediately after their Champions League exit at the hands of Manchester City last week.


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Louis van Gaal has been under pressure at Old Trafford almost all season with his style of play, coupled with disappointing results, frustrating United fans.

But the beleaguered manager has remained at the club despite calls for him to leave throughout the campaign, as well as the availability of world-class managers.

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Their rivals, Manchester City, didn’t hesitate to announce that Pep Guardiola would take over from Manuel Pellegrini at the end of the season, while Liverpool appointed Jurgen Klopp immediately after sacking Brendan Rodgers.

Van Gaal could still save his job having guided United into the FA Cup semi-final. They are also only four points behind Arsenal as they attempt to snatch a top-four finish.

Fans reaction

The Old Trafford faithful have been waiting calmly, probably believing that a deal was already in place to appoint Mourinho in the summer. But after hearing that PSG have approached the manager, they exploded on Twitter - just look at some of the reaction.

Last week, Mourinho denied that he has an agreement with any club, telling Sky Sports: "I am always linked with jobs and in the summer I will have a job, but in this moment I can promise you I do not have a contract with any club."

Mourinho and PSG

When you think about it, Mourinho and PSG is a match made in heaven. The manager has a good relationship with chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who has attempted to appoint the 53-year-old on two occasions previously.

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French media, and presumably Al-Khelaifi, was furious with the manner of PSG’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City last week and it could cost Laurent Blanc his job.

The loss saw them crash out of the Champions League quarter-finals for the fourth consecutive season. After strolling to their fourth Ligue 1 title in a row this season, the club are desperate to succeed in Europe and Mourinho has the experience to achieve that.

He’s won the competition twice before, with Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010, and would be welcomed with open arms in Paris.

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Also, he would probably be able to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the club - something that PSG fans would love. The Swede’s contract expires in the summer and has been linked with a move to United but, having worked together at Inter, the pair could be reunited at Parc de Princes.

It now appears to be a case of who wants him more: Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester United?

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