Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho is currently out of work after he was sacked by Chelsea in DecemberGetty Images

Paris Saint-Germain have emerged as a potential destination for former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho after the French champions crashed out of the Champions League. The Ligue 1 side lost 3-2 on aggregate against Manchester City in the quarter-finals of Europe's elite club competition on 12 April, raising the pressure on manager Laurent Blanc.

The former France defender recently signed a two-year contract extension that ties him to the Parc des Princes until the summer of 2018, but the Independent reported that PSG will review his position in the summer following the Champions League failure.

Mourinho, 53, is out of work after being sacked by Chelsea in December. The Portuguese tactician revealed in 2014 that he had twice turned down the chance to join PSG, saying he would only consider taking over at the French club if he lost his job as Chelsea manager.

He has been heavily linked with taking over from Louis van Gaal at Manchester United in the summer, while Real Madrid are also reported to be tracking the ex-Porto boss.

3-5-2 gamble

Blanc took the blame for his team's Champions League defeat against City, as his gamble on an experimental 3-5-2 formation in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium backfired.

"Of course I am responsible. I put the team together, selected it, the strategy we use. When we win, it is the players. When we lose, I take responsibility," he was quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.

Laurent Blanc watches his team in action
Laurent Blanc has won three successive Ligue 1 titles as PSG bossGetty Images

"Even though we made a few mistakes in the first match, we were still hopeful we could score tonight. We thought we would create plenty of chances. City were a good team, not particularly spectacular, but they got the job done. They were good in defence, very compact, even though that wasn't the case in the first leg," he added.

Blanc has guided PSG to three straight Ligue 1 titles since his appointment as the club's boss in 2013.