Olympique Lyon or Monaco – Which Club is more likely to employ the Special One?

Olympique Lyon or Monaco – Which Club is more likely to employ the Special One?

Former Chelsea and Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly plotting a move to France for the next installment of his managerial career, but not with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Wednesday’s edition of L’Equipe, Mourinho has identified either Lyon or Monaco as his preferred next destination.


Lyon are currently third in the Ligue 1 standings, 24 points behind leaders PSG.

 

They were knocked out of the Champions League last-16 by Barcelona with a 5-1 aggregate scoreline.

 

Monaco, meanwhile, has had a tumultuous season where they replaced manager Leonardo Jardim with Thierry Henry, only to return to Jardim when Henry failed to galvanize the side.

 

They are 16th in Ligue 1, eight points clear of the bottom three but L’Equipe suggests it is unlikely Mourinho will head there as he shares the same agent as Jardim.

 

Mourinho was linked with a return to Real Madrid earlier this year as pressure mounted on Santiago Solari.

 

But the Spanish giants instead went for another former manager in Zinedine Zidane.

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