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Jose Mourinho responds to PSG links ahead of Europa League showdown with Bayer Leverkusen

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has responded to news linking him to the Paris Saint-Germain coaching job. 

Over the past few days, there has been talk of the 60-year-old moving to PSG.

Les Parisiens have lost nine games in 2023, more than double their losses last year. Rivals Marseille eliminated them from the cup, sparking fan protests.

Bayern Munich also knocked them out of the Champions League, leading to speculation about the future of head coach Christophe Galtier.

However, Mourinho said the Ligue 1 table-toppers had not contacted him for the job.

At his press conference ahead of Roma’s Europa League clash with Bayer Leverkusen, Mourinho said (Sky Italia): “If they look for me, they haven’t found me because they haven’t talked to me.” 

Despite guiding Roma to a second consecutive European semi-final, Mourinho could leave the club this summer.

Mourinho’s relationship with Roma general manager Tiago Pinto is not the greatest. It is unclear where the Portuguese will go if he leaves, but offers are on the table.

He is currently focused on a crucial match against his former player and Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso tomorrow.

Mourinho praised the former Liverpool midfielder and his team as one of the best counter-attacking sides in the world.

The Roma boss confirmed that Paulo Dybala and Georginio Wijnaldum would be in the squad for the game. They will likely be on the bench.

Chris Smalling could also be among the substitutes, but Mourinho said he will not play against the Bundesliga side.

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