Football News: Jose Mourinho Rumoured To Be The Next Potential PSG Manager. Jose Mourinho’s Roma team is poised to make their sixth European final. Under his leadership after a 1-0 victory in the Europa League semifinal first leg against Bayer Leverkusen at Stadio Olimpico. Mourinho, also known as the “King of Rome,” led Roma to their first Europa Conference League championship in 14 years last season.
However, despite the possibility of winning another European title, concerns arise regarding Mourinho’s future at Roma and the duration of his continued admiration. He has a contract at Roma until 2024 but could begin his 11th season at Paris St-Germain this summer.
The 60-year-old laughed and dismissed the speculation. He told Sky Sport Italia that calls had been made, but he hadn’t received them.
Why Mourinho For PSG?
Mourinho wants a project that matches his legacy. With five victories in European finals, he possesses an appealing track record for clubs that encounter difficulties in significant matches.
PSG’s recent failure to advance past Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 adds to their painful eliminations from the competition since Qatari ownership began in 2011. The current manager, Christophe Galtier, is expected to leave at the end of the season.
Although there may be significant squad changes this summer, including Lionel Messi leaving, the new PSG manager is expected to have a much larger transfer budget than the modest nine million euros spent by Roma last year.
In the Euro Leagues Podcast, Italian football journalist James Horncastle explained that Mourinho sees Roma as an opportunity to regain a prominent position. He argues that he has achieved qualified success by securing Roma’s first trophy in 14 years and being close to reaching another European final.
Horncastle said that Mourinho always aims for victory. He thinks that Roma won’t be able to compete for a league title unless they increase their spending and change their strategy. Mourinho wants a project aligned with his legacy, which includes the chance to compete in the Champions League again.
The Need for Backing in PSG’s Managerial Pursuit
Despite his departures from Manchester United and Tottenham, Mourinho remains a significant figure in football management. He is a skilled tactician who commands respect within the dressing room, even with star players.
Spanish journalist Guillem Balague suggests that PSG needs a strong leader. This person should inspire everyone to follow suit with the players fully supporting the approach. Balague emphasizes the crucial role of the club in providing backing to the chosen manager. He highlights that PSG requires someone to provide direction and organization from a higher level instead of reinventing the wheel.
French football journalist Julien Laurens adds that Jorge Mendes, who is both a close friend and agent of Jose Mourinho, holds significant influence. Laurens reveals that Mendes maintains regular communication with Luis Campos, PSG’s sporting director. As a result, Mourinho’s name is likely to have emerged as a potential candidate to replace Christophe Galtier. However, it remains uncertain whether Mourinho will ultimately assume the managerial position. Nonetheless, the involvement of Campos creates favorable circumstances.