Paris Saint-Germain have placed Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger alongside Pep Guardiola on their three-man shortlist to replace Laurent Blanc, a Goal report has claimed.
The former Manchester United defender has delivered five domestic titles in his two seasons in charge, but is still facing scrutiny from the demanding Qatari owners with regards to their performance in the Champions League.
Keen to use the club as a piece of propoganda for their oil-rich, human rights-violating country, the Qatar Investment Authority want PSG become genuine contenders for the big-eared trophy.
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But they have fallen at the quarter-final stage in three successive years and reports claim that if Blanc cannot improve on that, he will lose his job regardless of domestic success.
This new report rejects that claim, instead saying that PSG's owners will rid themselves of Blanc if and when any of the aforementioned managers become available and will keep hold of him until they do.
Out of the three, Mourinho's position at Chelsea seems most frail. The Blues are currently sitting 16th in the Premier League table and, despite public backing from club officials, several more losses could see the Special One evicted from Stamford Bridge for the second time in his career.
Guardiola has faced his critics in Bavaria in a way Blanc can empathise with. Bayern Munich have been runaway winners of the Bundesliga since Guardiola took charge in 2013, but lack of Champions League success could come back to haunt him. But despite some anger from spoiled Bayern fans, the club seen ready to extend his contract.
Wenger, as Mourinho regularly bemoans, seems to have a job for life at the Emirates, and his immense loyalty to the Gunners has seen him turn down numerous offers, including several from PSG, in the past.
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