Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he would consider managing Paris Saint-Germain, despite previously turning down the club’s advances.
Dubbed ‘the special one’ during his time in the Premier League, Mourinho confessed that he was expecting a return to English football as recently as Monday, with Chelsea said to be one of the options.
However, the more recent remarks suggest he could be swayed on the French capital in a bid to win five domestic championships.
"I think being a champion in another country is a motivation for me," he told French channel BeInSport.
"I was a champion in four countries, so why not a fifth? At the moment, the PSG project is in good hands with Carlo Ancelotti and [director of football] Leonardo. So, for the moment, Paris does not need another coach."
Mourinho told CNN earlier in the week that he hoped he would not replace Sir Alex Ferguson as manager at Manchester United, and that he would face off against ‘the boss’ once again in the future at Old Trafford.
And, when pushed on Chelsea, he was more than happy to admit that he would consider working once again at Stamford Bridge under Roman Abramovich.
"I just say openly that, for many reasons, after this the next step will be England. When? I don't know, I don't have an idea. I'm so happy in this moment to be manager of the best club in the world," he said.
"The perfect scenario is when I go there (Manchester United) he is still coach, because football will lose a lot when he stops. For me, he is the boss. I call him the boss because he is the boss of the coaches and I hope when I go back to English football he is still manager of Manchester United."
“Of course, of course (I’d manage Chelsea again). It was a perfect example of a fantastic divorce. We are a lot in touch. We have a great relationship."
Mourinho joined the Blues from FC Porto in 2004, and went on to win two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup. He was unable to win the Champions League, an achievement current Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo managed last season.