Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim insists if Paris Saint-Germain’s next coach is Portuguese then he won’t be the person on the helm.
Unai Emery’s future within the French capital has been beneath extreme scrutiny since PSG have been crushed by Actual Madrid within the Champions League final sixteen, with Thomas Meunier and Angel Di Maria having each questioned whether or not the Spaniard will nonetheless be in cost next season.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel are among the many excessive-profile names to be linked with the position, regardless of PSG sporting director Antero Henrique denying this week that the membership have been in talks with any candidates.
Jardim has additionally been talked about in some quarters as a possible goal for PSG, but the forty three-yr-previous – whose aspect meet PSG in Saturday’s Coupe de la Ligue remaining – distanced himself from the reviews.
“The vice-president [Vadim Vasilyev] has already spoken on it,” he advised a news convention.
“The next coach of PSG may be Portuguese but he isn’t referred to as Jardim.”
Jardim’s feedback may spark hypothesis that he was referencing Mourinho, who has been linked with a profitable transfer prior to now and hinted earlier this season he may be within the position.
But Porto’s Sergio Conceicao and Andre Villas-Boas have additionally been mooted, whereas Marco Silva and Paulo Fonseca are names which were talked about.
For his half, Emery insists that his focus is solely on profitable trophies with PSG.
He stated: “I’m taking advantage of every second and I’m targeted on our goals.
“I’m glad to see my group concentrated. They responded nicely after Champions League elimination and are nonetheless motivated and targeted. I’m wanting ahead to extra of the identical right here.”