Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly drawn up a six-man shortlist to replace Unai Emery if they don’t at least reach the Champions League semi-finals season.
PSG have qualified for the knockout stages in style, having cruised to four straight wins and scoring 17 goals in the process.
However, the pressure will be on Emery to deliver at least a semi-final spot if not even more with Ligue 1 giants having invested serious money into their squad this summer.
And in the event PSG don’t reach the last four of Europe’s premier competition, the club’s director of football Antero Henrique has already drawn up a six-strong list of possible replacement for the Spaniard.
The report, picked up by Paris.United website, claims Henrique has permission to replace and subsequently hire whom he wishes, without seeking permission from his Doha-based bosses.
And the six coaches to emerge on their wishlist, in order of preference of the Portuguese DOF are Mauricio Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas and Gallardo.
Of the six, Ancelotti, of course has coached the Parisians before, and admitted recently he’d “never say never” to going back.
Manchester United boss Mourinho, meanwhile, recently spoke of his affection for PSG and has admitted that he won’t stay at Old Trafford forever.
“I have my contract that ends in May/June 2019, we are in October 2017, so I don’t know what to say,” he said.
“One day you say I am going to sign a five-year contract and the next day you say I am going to leave.
“The only thing that I said and is true and there was not misinterpretation of my words is I am not going to end my career at Manchester United.”