Jose Mourinho has a well known appetite for success and it seems his stomach may now be rumbling for the platter of Paris?
Last season the self confessed ‘Special One’ delivered Real Madrid their first La Liga title in four years, finally ending the domination of Guardiola’s Barcelona. Yet in the aftermath of that success some Madrid fans must be worried about whether they will be able to keep hold of their grey tinted hero.
After all, success for Jose Mourinho seems to breed a desire for even greater success elsewhere. In short the ego has its mind set on world domination. "I think being a champion in another country is a motivation for me," admitted Mourinho.
Having won titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain his arrogance is warming to the idea of adding to that impressive list. "I was a champion in four countries, so why not a fifth?”
Oil rich Paris Saint Germain has long had their sights on Mourinho as the man to meet, and satisfy, their wealthy ambitions. It would offer a similar challenge to the project presented to him by Abramovich’s Chelsea millions back in 2004.
The French club have already had two approaches for Mourinho turned down in the past, but these recent revelations may well encourage the Parisians into a third approach, particularly if current manager Carlo Ancelotti fails to build on last season's second place finish.
The Madrid boss has also reiterated his yearning to one day return to London, a place he seemingly has unlimited affection for, "Everyone knows I was very happy living in London, and my family too. I will surely return there, because I want to coach for many years and it is difficult to be at Madrid for a long time."
Mourinho has recently signed a new four year contract with the Spanish champions, yet I can’t help believe that if he manages to achieve a ‘Domestic – European’ double this season, then he will feel that his work in Spain is done.
That would leave PSG as the most obvious choice for a quick fix to his ‘fifth country conquered’ aspirations.
Equally I can’t see the big spending French side giving up on their number one choice. Even if Ancelotti delivers what they want this season, Mourinho still offers greater status and market appeal in the long run.
That would mean, assuming Mourinho can avoid the distractions of managing in Germany and Holland after triumphing in France, that the ‘Special One’ could be back in the Stamford Bridge hot seat by approximately 2016?
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