Mourinho a surprisingly clear choice over Arsene Wenger?

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PSG fans have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Chelsea manager over Arsenal's as their next boss.

PSG sit four points behind Marseille at the top of Ligue 1, and already speculation is arising over the future of manager Laurent Blanc.

The reigning champions are behind Marcelo Bielsa's surprise leaders, despite the fact they have not lost a single league game this season, held back by winning five but drawing six matches.

A poll on French website Le10Sport has posed the question to fans as to who they would rather see in charge of the club, should Blanc be moved on, and the response is clear.

Step forward Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. The former Real Madrid manager amassed 32 per cent of the overall vote, with Diego Simeone on 18 per cent.

His old La Liga rival Pep Guardiola has just 16 per cent, and Jurgen Klopp 10 per cent but trailing behind them is Arsene Wenger of Arsenal, with only six per cent of the overall vote.

Considering Wenger's longevity, French nationality and high profile in his homeland due to his position as a television analyst during international date, it's a little surprising he is so far behind his Premier League rival Jose Mourinho in the voting.

One possible reason for his, is PSG fans may just believe the chances of tempting the Arsenal boss away, as the club have previously tried to do, are near impossible, while Mourinho has never stayed at a club for more than three years.

Alternatively, PSG's big desire is to win the Champions League, a trophy Mourinho has won twice, and Wenger is yet to deliver. 

Mourinho revealed earlier this month, that he twice turned down offers from the French side to take over. He told ESPN: "I turned down Paris twice, I think I can say I was the first option for Leonardo. Before Carlo Ancelotti? Yes. Before Laurent Blanc? Yes. I really thought about it, but I was at Real Madrid the first time and the second time I returned to Chelsea."

"If Chelsea sack me? Yes. But, otherwise, I am unmovable, I do not want to leave. Paris is not an option, and I will not get fired because results are good."

PSG will have to wait, and hope Laurent Blanc can help them overcome Marseille and kick on in the Champions League. Perhaps, they will hope it is third time lucky.

 

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