Is Sergio Conceicao PSG' mystery candidate?

Sergio Conceiçao, FC Porto, PSG
Sergio Conceiçao, FC Porto, PSG / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

After chasing and failing to capture the signature of Julian Nagelsmann to take over the PSG touchline, a surprising new candidate has emerged in current FC Porto head coach Sergio Conceicao.

This information, initially reported by Abdellah Boulma and confirmed by RMC, suggests that PSG is considering appointing the young Portuguese manager Conceicao ahead of next season and in the next few days.

The 41-year-old coach, who is reportedly "open to new experiences," is represented by Jorge Mendes. The sports agent already has a few players currently playing at PSG in his folder, and he's also close to sporting director Luis Campos.

Le Parisien revealed on Saturday that "PSG have revisited this option, which was explored last year," going the distance to say that there have already been meetings between the coach and the club including one at the start of the weekend in Paris.

Another name that Campos has reportedly explored is Mikel Arteta from Arsenal, although the likelihood of this option materializing is low coming off putting together a second-place season in the Premier League.

Thiago Motta remains in a strong position and is favored by Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Luis Enrique's appointment is still viable but considered "difficult to assess," according to RMC's information.

Christophe Galtier's tenure as PSG coach is also expected to be officially over during the next few days, pending only the announcement by Paris Saint-Germain of the early sacking of the Frenchman, whose original deal runs through the 2023/24 season.

Most players have gone on vacation or are just about to do so until the month of July when the preseason activities are expected to get going.

PSG won't probably wait until the very last day to appoint Galtier's successor, but it's not that the club seems to be in any rush to do so, which is concerning for all parties involved and for the main goal of the club: winning the Champions League once and for all.