Jose Mourinho to PSG? A totally unmissable disaster waiting to happen
Picture it: It's December 2023. Paris Saint-Germain are 10 points clear at the top of Ligue 1. They have topped their Champions League group, beating Manchester United twice en route to an undefeated European slate. Eleven individuals have now become a well-oiled machine, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe running for all 90 minutes. No player takes any unsanctioned flights or eats fast food late at night. And the manager, Jose Mourinho, has the Parisians playing the counter-attacking football of dreams.
This is what PSG's world could look like if everything goes to plan over the next six months. The Parisians have been heavily linked with bringing in the mercurial Portuguese manager for some weeks now, with current boss Christophe Galtier looking increasingly likely to be fired at the end of the season.
PSG hope that Mourinho's no-nonsense attitude and scathing ripostes of the media will earn the respect of their fans. They will surely bank on 'The Special One's' status to bring the egos that currently run rampant in Paris into check. Ultimately, the narcissist-in-chief could be the man to pull the strands of a messy team together.
Except, it probably won't work like that. Mourinho might be a short-term solution in Paris, his notoriously stern managerial style bringing temporary peace to a chaotic club. But over a long period, this will undoubtedly go badly wrong, with Mourinho serving as the antithesis to the change that PSG need.
If it happens, the whole thing promises to be totally unmissable.