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PSG open negotiations with Jose Mourinho over managerial role

Paris Saint-Germain are in talks with AS Roma head coach Jose Mourinho over their managerial position, reports Foot Mercato.

Current manager Christophe Galtier has been heavily linked with an exit following a lacklustre season.

Despite topping the Ligue 1 table, Galtier’s tactics have been questioned over PSG’s inconsistent form, as evidenced by the recent setback against Lorient.

Recent racism allegations against Galtier have exacerbated his situation, fuelling exit speculation.

PSG have earmarked Mourinho as their top candidate for the managerial role if Galtier is fired.

Mourinho’s impressive work at AS Roma hasn’t gone unnoticed, with the Portuguese reviving their fortunes and turning them into a formidable side.

Although Roma have slumped to seventh place in Serie A due to a slight decline in recent weeks, they have been impressive overall.

They are also set to face Bayer Leverkusen in the semi-finals of the Europa League.

PSG are yet to communicate with Roma, but they are looking to persuade Mourinho with the help of his compatriot and football advisor Luis Campos – the pair previously worked together at Real Madrid.

The former Chelsea manager will be looking for more backing from Roma in the transfer market, but the club’s finances will take a hit if they miss out on the top four in Serie A and fail to win the Europa League.

Mourinho could work with Campos in unison on PSG’s transfer plans and would have more resources at his disposal.

Les Parisiens view Mourinho as the ideal manager to end their Champions League woes.

Lionel Messi is set to leave Parc des Princes this summer after his suspension for an unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia.

The Argentine’s relationship with the fans has also completely broken, with PSG ultras recently hurling abusive chants at him.

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