The French champions are desperate to find a new boss.
With the expected departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain are struggling to find a new manager with Claude Makelele the latest on a long list of candidates, reports Le Figaro.
The former defensive rock, who starred for both Madrid and Chelsea in a long and successful career, is currently a coach at PSG but has become a potential new boss after so many more established names have turned down the Ligue 1 champions.
Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez, Guus Hiddink, Michael Laudrup, André Villas-Boas and most recently Fabio Capello, have all refused the opportunity to manage the super-rich club and things are beginning to become desperate.
With the players due to report back for training in little over a week PSG are keen to have their new man in place as quickly as possible.
Makelele himself has admitted his initial reluctance about going into coaching but has become a possible replacement for Ancelotti due to the passion he now has for the job.
“It’s pushed me. But the coach told me that I was right for it,” the retired France international was quoted in Le Figaro.
“I played football for 25 years. It is difficult to break away from this world. I really became aware of the opportunity that I had to share my experience, which helped me become the man I am.
“Today, I really want to do this job.”
Makelele is currently undergoing his coaching qualifications and has confessed that he has learnt a lot from Ancelotti during the Italian’s time in Paris.
Although the former defensive midfielder has no managerial experience his obvious passion and desire to share his extensive knowledge could make the Frenchman the ideal candidate available to PSG.