Chelsea boss hints at future France move

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Jose Mourinho appears to have opened the door to a possible future move to French football, whilst also confirming that he did not receive a formal offer to take over at Paris Saint-Germain during the summer.

51-year-old Mourinho is currently in his second stint at Stamford Bridge, having stepped back into the dugout following the departure of deeply unpopular interim boss Rafael Benitez at the end of last season.

However, while his return to Chelsea has proved successful thus far - the Blues currently top the Premier League following Saturday's last-gasp win over Everton - Mourinho had admitted that he could make the move across the channel in the future.

"I could work in France in the future. Why not?" he was quoted by ESPN.

It appears that the straight-speaking Chelsea boss isn't thinking about making the switch from England to France anytime soon, however.

"I think at the moment it's a league that doesn't have the same emotion as the English league. At the moment, it's a championship where it's easy to say who will finish first and second. For me, at this stage of my career, I need a bit more than that." he added.

Reigning French champions Paris Saint Germain - who look as if they are well on course for a second consecutive title as they currently sit top of Ligue 1 and five points clear of second-placed Marseille - were looking for a new manager in the summer, with Carlo Ancelotti having departed the club in favour of Spanish giants Real Madrid.

And while they eventually settled on Blanc, a man familiar to Chelsea fans from his time at Manchester United as a player, Mourinho has revealed that he personally did not receive an offer to take charge at the Parc des Princes after his own departure from Spain.

"I didn't say yes or no - I didn't receive a real, direct offer," he said.

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