He is unsure if he will return to management again but he admitted he has been offered some of the biggest jobs in world football.
‘I was offered that job a few times,’ he told The Times of the Paris Saint-Germain post.
He also received offers from Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and the French national team.
Asked if he was offered the Manchester United job, he replied: ‘Yes.’
Asked when, he smiled: ‘I don’t tell you that.
‘But I can tell you Man Utd offered me the job. I don’t tell you that [when].’
He had a great rivalry with fellow managerial great Sir Alex Ferguson and revealed the pair are still in touch to this day.
‘I have Ferguson’s number, yes. We have a lot of respect for each other now.
‘We had a period when it was very tough, very hot. After you’re not competing any more, everyone becomes a bit more objective.’