Ligue 1 news

Mourinho won't rule out PSG

October 5, 2012
By Fabien Perrin and Dermot Corrigan

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has indicated he could yet be tempted to manage big spending French side Paris Saint Germain despite twice rejecting their approaches in the past.

Jose Mourinho
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PSG, now owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, have lofty ambitions and last season finished second in Ligue 1 and earned a return to the Champions League. They also appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their manager but have courted Mourinho in the past.

"I think being a champion in another country is a motivation for me," Mourinho, who has won the league title in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain with FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real, told French sports channel BeInSport.

"I was a champion in four countries, so why not a fifth?

"At the moment, the PSG project is in good hands with Carlo Ancelotti and [director of football] Leonardo. So, for the moment, Paris does not need another coach."

The former Chelsea manager again predicted he would end up working again in England some day.

"I am happy and want to continue where I am," he said. "I have signed with Real Madrid for four more years, and this is the top club in the world of football. After England and Italy, I was missing Madrid from my CV. Now I have it, I must work with all my powers.

"Everyone knows I was very happy living in London, and my family too. I will surely return there, because I want to coach for many years and it is difficult to be at Madrid for a long time."