Fresh from delivering a plaintive lament about the difficult character of the modern player, José Mourinho has been tipped to become the new manager of Neymar.
Thomas Tuchel is under pressure, see, after only winning 9-0 last weekend in Ligue 1, where PSG have but a 13-point lead at the top of the table, with two matches in hand. If they were to offset that embarrassment in that Champions League, then the French club might jilt Tuchel and make a move for Mourinho, who bumped into the the PSG president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, while punditing in Qatar recently.
The story will sadden the hearts of fun-lovers, who would much prefer Mourinho to be thrust into power at PSG before their next Champions League fixture, which, of course, is against Manchester United, whose fortunes have turned around in exactly the manner you’d expect after replacing Mourinho with a bubbly work experience intern from Norway.The teams meet on February 12 in the Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match at Old Trafford.
As if to endear themselves further to Mourinho, PSG have made a bid for a new defensive midfielder, with Everton Idrissa Gueye their prime target.And they were very confident of pipping Manchester City to the signing of the dinky midfield schemer Frenkie De Jong until Barcelona made a last-minute swoop for the Ajax prodigy, who now seems headed for the Nou Camp.