Exclusive: French Football Journalist Discusses the Pros and Cons of PSG Possibly Choosing Mourinho to Replace Galtier

Christophe Galtier’s future at Paris Saint-Germain is still up in the air. Galtier is under contract at PSG for the 2023-2024 season, although there has been much outside speculation as of late that the club could decide to part ways with him after this season.

PSG football advisor Luis Campos is reportedly open to the possibility of bringing in AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho to replace Galtier. Campos and Mourinho have previously worked together, as the PSG executive served as a scout and a tactical analyst under the Portuguese coach during his managerial run at Real Madrid.

In his weekly Substack column on PSG Talk Extra Time, CBS Sports reporter and PSG Talk columnist Jonathan Johnson took some time to touch on the pros and cons of PSG possibly choosing Mourinho to replace Galtier.

“Whether or not that works in his favor, the possibility of Mourinho at Parc des Princes is a curious one, given that it is the sort of move that would have benefitted the capital club much early in Qatar’s ownership when he was still at the peak of his managerial powers,” Johnson wrote. “Notable disappointments with both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur detracted from his aura as an elite continental coach, but some of that damage will have been undone if he can lead Roma to back-to-back European titles and a return to the Champions League.

“… A move for Mourinho is fraught with risk, but his best spells have shown that he can control locker rooms and unite them in pursuit of success with two UCL medals to show for it.”

Mourinho has one more year left on his contract at AS Roma. He currently has his sights set on both finishing the ongoing Serie A season on a strong note and leading AS Roma to a UEFA Europa League final win over Sevilla.

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