PSG are desperately looking for ways to keep Kylian Mbappe happy and at the club, and they could find one when they change head coach this summer.
Christophe Galtier is set to lead the Parisians to another Ligue 1 title, however they have crossed the line after a poor second half of the season that has been marked by discord and poor performances.
PSG are ready for another revolution and soul-searching, with Lionel Messi set to leave at the end of his contract and uncertainty over what the future holds for Neymar.
Mbappe has been caught up in the turmoil and is reportedly unwilling to take the extra year option on his contract, which as a result expires in 2024.
Consequently, Manchester United and Real Madrid are on the alert for the 24-year-old, with the door wide open for a move, if not this summer, then in 2024.
However, PSG are ready to make a move that could open the way for the World Cup winner to stay at the club.
According to L’Equipe, they see Zinedine Zidane as the head coach of their “dreams”. Zidane, of course, is a hero to Mbappé for what he achieved as a player at Real Madrid.
The two have a positive relationship and it may be that appointing the former Los Blancos head coach to a similar role at PSG could be enough to show the current France striker that there is both the appetite and the ability to remain ambitious.
Who will be the next coach?
Unfortunately for the Parisians, L’Equipe He admits that the prospect of signing Zidane is slim. As such, they are looking at many other options, including José Mourinho, who is set to leave Roma this summer.
The paper also links the club to possible moves of River Plate’s Marcelo Gallardo, former favorite at Parc des Prices, Bologna’s Thiago Motta, who is of interest to Nice, and Palmeiras’ Abel Ferreira as a wild-card option.
le parisien reports that Luis Enrique has become PSG’s top priority, with the former Spain boss out of a job since the World Cup.
Whether any of these options can keep Mbappe out of the clutches of Man Utd or Real Madrid remains to be seen.