Jose Mourinho has called on the Manchester United board for greater backing in the transfer window to follow up a successful first season at Old Trafford amid interest from Paris Saint Germain, according to reports.
The 54-year-old, having claimed the League Cup and Europa League in his opening campaign, signed Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic over the summer but couldn’t secure the services of Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.
And it was reported last month that PSG had reached out to Mourinho about the possibility of taking over from Unai Emery, but the 54-year-old made it clear in a press conference soon after that he wasn’t thinking about joining the Parisian side.
But according to M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst, the 54-year-old has demanded reassurances from the board ahead of the January transfer window following interest from PSG.
Mourinho will not move PSG just yet for one simple reason: it wouldn’t be enough of a challenge.
This is a man, after all, who thrives on the small margins and finer details, intertwining himself with the limelight in unmistakably Mourinho fashion. And there aren’t many better places for this than United and the Premier League.
That said, having failed to secure a much-needed wide-man over the summer, Mourinho will need to see the board match his ambition of complete footballing ubiquitousness in the next year. Last season was positive but United, from top to bottom, need to continue to move forward, or else a move to France may seem far more appealing.