Mourinho likely to replace Blanc for PSG
The news has been broken by English newspaper Sky Sports News in the last few minutes and could serve as a severe blow to Manchester United’s plans to appoint Mourinho as Louis Van Gaal’s successor.
Shocking approach by PSG of Mourinho will not go unnoticed among the Manchester United hierarchy, who will review Louis van Gaal’s position at the end of the season.Manchester United currently sit four points off the top four in the Premier League with five games remaining, but could still win the FA Cup.
The president Al-Khelaifi could not hide his disappointment after PSG defeat and how they were knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester City, and admitted Laurent Blanc took a “tactical gamble” by playing a three-man defence in the second leg, which they lost 1-0, eventually going out 3-2 on aggregate.
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) April 19, 2016
Jose Mourinho is believed to favor to comeback to a Premier League club as he wishes to stay in England, but the longer United take to officially make their move, the more appealing a move to the PSG will become.
Manchester United are known as admirers of John Stones, who Mourinho unsuccessfully tried to bring to Chelsea from Everton last summer. Everton rejected three bids from Chelsea for the young defender and refused to sell Stones. Jose Mourinho would approve of signing both the 21-year-old and Ibrahimovic if he were to take over at Old Trafford.