Luis Campos eager to land Jose Mourinho
PSG will have a new face sitting on their bench next season. Everybody knows that, so that's hardly breaking news. However, the whispers are growing louder each passing week when it comes to the potential appointment of a former Champions League-winning coach that has a long relationship with sporting director Luis Campos.
With Christophe Galtier about to win the Ligue 1 title with PSG--a historic 11th one, for that matter--but with a foot and a half already out of Paris, his days in the French capital seem to be more than numbered.
A possible replacement: Portuguese manager and current AS Roma head coach Jose Mourinho, who happens to boast the same nationality as PSG's sporting advisor Luis Campos.
PSG are having one of their worst seasons in the QSI era, nearly the absolute worst, indeed, no matter if they end up winning the Ligue 1 chip.
Galtier got PSG eliminated in the round of 16 in the Coupe de France and the Champions League against two strong-but-beatable opponents in Marseille and Bayern Munich respectively.
That alone is more than enough for Nasser Al-Khelaifi to be thinking about pulling the trigger on firing Galtier, with the names of Roberto Mancini, Zinedine Zidane, Julian Nagelsmann, and lately Jose Mourinho appearing in his list of candidates.
Luis Campos and Mourinho already worked together at Real Madrid 10 years ago
According to information from RMC Sport , Luis Campos is crafting a list of potential appointments that features Mourinho "at the top" although it's believed that Campos has "not yet contacted him."
Mourinho's experience at the highest level is appreciated, and PSG think it "speaks for him." So does his track record of two UCL titles and three other European trophies won through his managerial career.
Luis Campos and Mourinho could work together again, 10 years after their collaboration at Real Madrid.
According to RMC, PSG and Campos appreciate Mourinho's strong voice and imposing presence in the locker room, which is something they think a PSG manager needs to handle a squad full of superstars and huge egos.