By 90Min
November 12, 2017

Jose Mourinho is set to use Paris Saint-Germain's reported interest as leverage in negotiations for a new contract at Manchester United, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Portuguese coach's current deal expires in 18 months, and he reportedly wants the club to demonstrate how much they value him.

Mourinho is hopeful of securing a significantly improved contract in talks with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward amid rumours of PSG's interest.

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It has led to increasing speculation over the future of the United boss, who last month described the Ligue 1 leaders as a 'special' club.

“The other day my son who lives in London went to Paris and not to Manchester to watch the match," he said. “Because at the moment in Paris there is something special. Magic, quality, youth, it’s fantastic.”

Mourinho has appeared somewhat agitated in recent weeks, only heightening rumours that he could be growing frustrated at Old Trafford.

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However, his willingness to enter talks over a new contract suggests that he still sees his future at the club.


Negotiations are likely to hinge on whether Mourinho feels he is being adequately rewarded for winning three trophies last season. The 54-year-old has not spent more than four years in one spell at a club in his managerial career. 

He signed a three-year deal upon his appointment at United, which could be extended in the coming weeks.

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