'Mourinho is one of the best – but we love Ancelotti' – Al-Khelaifi
The PSG owner is satisfied with the job the Italian is doing at Parc des Princes, with the club having now established themselves in Europe
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has admitted his admiration for Jose Mourinho but reiterated his faith in Carlo Ancelotti.
The Real Madrid boss is rumoured to be ready to leave the Bernabeu at the end of the current campaign and the Portuguese has been linked with a move to the Parc des Princes.
However, Al-Khelaifi insists that PSG have no interest in making a move for the two-time Champions League winner, at least not while current coach Ancelotti is still around.
“Mourinho is one of the best coaches in the world,” the Qatari businessman told Marca TV. “But we love Carlo and he still has another year left on his contract.”
Indeed, Al-Khelaifi has nothing but praise for the Italian, who has transformed PSG into a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced by their away-goals defeat by Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League this week.
“We are very pleased to be part of the eight best teams in Europe but the aim now is to win the championship and the Coupe de France,” he added.
Al-Khelaifi’s comments were echoed by Ancelotti, who knows his troops will have to put their European heartbreak to one side as quickly as possible.
“I told the players we had no time to dwell on our elimination,” the Italian is quoted as saying by Le Parisien.
“We have an important match on Saturday against Troyes and there are two competitions in France that we want to win.”