According to French media, Jose Mourinho is the leading candidate for the PSG head coach next season.
According to RMC Sports, coach Jose Mourinho wants to leave Roma this summer. The reason is that this club does not have the ability to compete at a higher level in line with the ambitions of the “Special One”.
Therefore, Mourinho changed his mind instead of wanting to complete his contract with Roma until the end of the summer of 2024 as before. He is said to be in talks with PSG, specifically president Al Khelaifi. Here, Mourinho expressed his desire to take over Les Parisiens as well as have a specific plan to turn the club’s situation around.
Coach Jose Mourinho wants to take over PSG next season
One of the options he gave was to recruit a solid defensive midfielder to strengthen the midfield – the critical weakness of PSG this season.
According to Foot Mercato, Jose Mourinho wants to bring Fiorentina midfielder Sofyan Amrabat to PSG if he becomes the club’s next manager. The 26-year-old player emerged after shining brightly to help Morocco reach the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup.
At that time, in the round of 16, Sofyan Amrabat alone strangled the Spanish midfield, with famous Barca stars such as Busquets, Gavi or Pedri. Going to the quarter-finals against Portugal, the Moroccan player once again acted as a wall, breɑking every phase on the opponent’s ball, making Ronaldo and his teammates helpless and pitifully left the tournament.
Sofyan Amrabat once made the Portuguese midfield bored
It is known that Barcelona also showed an interest in Amrabat but the Catalan club is currently focusing more on other transfers, especially Lionel Messi. Meanwhile, PSG have also been following the Moroccan player for a long time and now will be the time for them to step up in the race.
Fiorentina is said to be asking for 40m euros from clubs that want Amrabat. This is not a problem for PSG, especially in the context that they are in dιre need of a new midfielder.
Amrabat is likely to be the first rookie of PSG if they appoint Mourinho. It is known that in the past, chairman Al Khelaifi twice tried to lure the Portuguese coach back to Paris. The first was after sacking Thomas Tuchel in 2020, and the second was last season when he was rejected by Zidane.