Chelsea boss José Mourinho has claimed that he almost became the manager of Paris St Germain not once but twice over the last few years. The bigspending French club have been attracting a lot of talent with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani being the prominent signings. They brought in David Luiz for £ 50 million this summer. Despite those signings, only Carlo Ancelotti remains the high-profile manager that they have had in the last five years. It seems that PSG were intent on changing this fact after they were heavily interested in Mourinho.
The Portuguese boss has revealed that they first approached him when he left Inter Milan in 2010. However, the offer from Real Madrid proved very hard to resist for the manager. After this decision from Mourinho, PSG went for former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti. This marriage was pretty good after Ancelotti lead the club to league titles. However, it was not ideal in terms of the European performances and Ancelotti left for Madrid last season. In order to replace him, it has been revealed that PSG were intent on Mourinho, who then decided to join Chelsea for a second spell.
The revelations from the Portuguese boss clearly show that he remains an in demand after having won league titles in four different countries. “I was the first choice of Leonardo. I said no to PSG twice. Paris can win the Champions League, it would be fantastic to have Chelsea-PSG in the final. Paris is in good hands, Laurent Blanc is a good manager. To become Portugal’s coach ? The country awaits it. I’m at the half-time of my career, I still have 15 years,” said Mourinho about the managerial job offers he has had and also the prospects of coaching the Portuguese national team.