Wednesday 28 September 2016

One prominent football reporter says PSG has made a late bid to hijack United's Mourinho deal

Published 24/05/2016 | 07:29

With Louis van Gaal's sacking as Manchester United manager confirmed, Jose Mourinho's elevation to the Old Trafford dugout appears to be a formality.

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The Portuguese manager has long coveted the Man United job but that didn't reportedly deter one of the world's biggest club's from making a late push for Mourinho's signature.

Football journalist Duncan Castles tweeted that PSG reached out to the ex-Chelsea manager in the hopes of persuading him to ditch Manchester for Paris. However, it appears the three-time Premier League champion has made up his mind.

"Paris Saint-Germain have intervened to try and persuade Jose Mourinho to join them instead of Manchester United," Castle said on his Twitter feed.

"Mourinho told PSG he was committed to managing Manchester United."

PSG boss Laurent Blanc signed a new two-year deal last February, but came under pressure in his role after being dumped out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Manchester City.

However, it appears that the legendary French defender will remain in charge now that Mourinho is set for another role, with a deal set to be finalised in Manchester this afternoon.

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