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PSG chief plays down Mourinho link

December 5, 2012
By ESPN staff

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists that despite all the speculation in the media about Jose Mourinho taking over at the club, it is "not certain" the Real Madrid man will move to France.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi
PA PhotosNasser al-Khelaifi and coach Carlo Ancelotti

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Mourinho has been widely tipped to leave his post with the Spanish champions at the end of the season and the riches of Al-Khelaifi and his Qatar Sports Investments consortium are an attractive prospect.

However, Al-Khelaifi is not willing to speak publically about another manager while Carlo Ancelotti remains in charge and rejected talk Mourinho was set to take over.

"Mourinho to PSG? It is not certain," he said, in comments reported by Spanish sports daily AS. "It is the media who talk about it, not me. Mourinho is at Real Madrid and Ancelotti is with us."

Tuesday night's 2-1 win at the Parc des Princes saw PSG finish top of their Champions League group and Al-Khelaifi said: "It's a very important victory. I am very happy, but not just because we won.

"I am happy about the team spirit. I liked the reaction of the group (to Porto's equaliser). The players gave their utmost to search for this victory. We are in the last 16 as group winners, that is very important for us."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report