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Lyon, Monaco at Mourinho’s disposal

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JOSE Mourinho who was sacked by Manchester United in December and is yet to get a club is heavily rumoured to favour a move to French clubs though he is closer to taking charge of one French Ligue 1 club  given that he has won league titles in Portugal, Italy, Spain and England.

L’Equipe has reported that the 56-year-old’s next job is likely to be in Ligue 1 with either Lyon or Monaco, but not reigning champions, Paris Saint-Germain.

Mourinho was heavily linked with a return to Real Madrid recently until Zinedine Zidane agreed to take on the Bernabeu job for a second time in the wake of Santiago Solari’s dismissal.

Lyon are currently third in the Ligue 1 table, four points off Lille in the runners-up spot but 24 points adrift of runaway leaders PSG.

Monaco, meanwhile, have suffered a difficult season and are floundering in 16th place.

The report suggests that a move to the Stade Louis II is less likely due to the fact that Mourinho shares an agent, Jorge Mendes, with current Monaco boss, Leonardo Jardim, although, a move to Lyon could be achievable after their Champions League exit.

While Bruno Génésio isn’t exactly under pressure, he admitted today that he would be ‘proud’ to step aside for Mourinho

“Everywhere that he has gone, he has won, obviously he is a great manager,” Génésio explained, as quoted by GFFN.

“If he is to succeed me, I would be very proud.”

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