PSG U19 coach Zoumana Camara approached by Saint-Etienne, might leave Paris

SL Benfica v Paris Saint-Germain - Group H - UEFA Youth League
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Zoumana Camara, the current manager of the U19 side of Paris Saint-Germain, has reportedly been in talks or at least approached by Ligue 2 club AS Saint-Etienne to potentially hire him as their new head coach as soon as possible.

According to reports, the PSG man has seemingly declined to enter discussions and refused to sign an offer at this point, midway through the 2023/24 season. It's still unknown if both sides will entertain resuming the talks later this season or next summer.

AS Saint-Etienne, which got relegated from the French top-flight division last year and is currently positioned eighth in Ligue 2 with 24 points (10 behind first place) has been actively seeking a new coach to appoint this winter.

Following their recent 1-0 defeat to Nîmes in the Coupe de France, forcing the club's board to fire Laurent Batlles given the poor results, the side is now in need of appointing someone for the second half of the year.

In their quest for a new manager, Saint-Etienne's board has turned their attention to Zoumana Camara, according to Loic Tanzi of L'Equipe. The journalist is reporting an offer made to Camara for the remainder of the season, ending in the summer with sights at extending the deal depending on his results.

Camara has reportedly decided to stay within PSG's youth setup, indicating his preference for a position that offers long-term options for him at PSG rather than the rushed pleasure of managing a first, senior team.

This decision by Camara reflects both his commitment to his current role at PSG and his career aspirations, with the U19 manager wanting to coach the main side of PSG one day if the opportunity presents itself down the road.