Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have reportedly approached Mikel Arteta regarding their vacant managerial position at Parc des Princes.
The Ligue 1 champions are searching for a new head coach after parting ways with Christophe Galtier. Julian Nagelsmann appeared close to being appointed but is no longer interested in the role, having also rejected approaches from Chelsea and Tottenham.
?Mikel Arteta has turned down an offer to become PSG’s new manager.
The Arsenal boss has stated he’s very happy in North London and he’s not yet close to finishing his project at the Emirates Stadium.
The Spaniard is also set for a contract extension which is set to be… pic.twitter.com/NWBqS7I43h
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According to RMC, PSG’s sporting director, Luis Campos, reached out to Arteta due to his impressive record at Arsenal. However, the Spaniard gave a decisive response, making it clear that he has no intention of leaving the Gunners for another club this summer.
The Spaniard, who spent a year on loan at PSG during his playing career, remains fully committed to the Gunners, having signed a contract extension just over a year ago.
Furthermore, the former Arsenal captain is reported to be playing a key role in the Gunners’ summer recruitment drive. He has personally requested the signings of Kai Havertz and Declan Rice, despite the initial rejections of Arsenal’s opening offers for both players.
The North London outfit are expected to return with improved bids and remain confident of securing the services of their targeted acquisitions.
? PSG sporting director Luis Campos & Mikel Arteta spoke in recent weeks about the vacant managerial role at the French capital, but the chances that the discussions lead to a contract offer are ‘almost zero’. Arteta ‘feels good’ about Arsenal’s project. [@RMCsport] #afc pic.twitter.com/b8nOdeAUSe
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PSG’s search for a new manager continues as they seek to bounce back from a turbulent season that saw them narrowly retain their domestic title and exit the Champions League in the round of 16.
Despite their interest in Arteta, the Spaniard’s commitment to his current employers and his involvement in their transfer plans make it clear that he is not interested in taking charge of the French club at this time.
Especially, when the London side are on the up.