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Laurent Blanc

Born: November 19, 1965 (age 55)

Height: 6' 4" (193cm)

Hometown: Ales, France
Nationality: France French

Role: Manager
Laurent Blanc
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Career History
Managerial2013-2016Paris Saint-Germain
Sports Mole has 889 articles about Laurent Blanc. Articles 1 to 40:
French players refuse to take part in training at the 2010 World Cup after NicolasAnelka is sent home
On this day in 2010: Nicolas Anelka hit by 18-match ban after World Cup row
The striker, with Chelsea at the time, was disciplined for his part in the internal strife.
Aug 17, 08:29
Lyon's Lucas Tousart celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on February 26, 2020
Everything you need to know about Champions League quarter-finalists Lyon
The French side take on Manchester City in Lisbon on Saturday.
Aug 14, 12:39
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino reacts on November 9, 2019
Barcelona consider Mauricio Pochettino appointment?
Barcelona could reportedly move for Mauricio Pochettino as a replacement for current head coach Quique Setien.
Jul 22, 18:14
Laurent Blanc in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016
Barcelona 'to appoint ex-Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc for one season'
Laurent Blanc, out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in 2016, is reportedly in contention to succeed Quique Setien as Barcelona's next head coach.
Jul 21, 19:13
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on January 11, 2020
Who could replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United?
With speculation growing over the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, Sports Mole analyses five contenders to replace the Norwegian should he be sacked.
Jan 23, 11:18
Laurent Blanc in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016
Laurent Blanc 'wants Manchester United job'
Former France boss Laurent Blanc is reportedly keen on replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as head coach of Manchester United.
Oct 15, 20:45
Laurent Blanc in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016
Former France boss Laurent Blanc 'keen on Premier League move'
Former France manager Laurent Blanc is allegedly looking to secure a position with a Premier League club.
Oct 15, 09:40
James Maddison scores an equaliser for Leicester City on December 5, 2018
News Extra: Maddison tipped for Liverpool, 'No quick fix' for United, Everton 'consider Ten Hag'
The latest news snippets from across the footballing world, including Steve McMahon's prediction of James Maddison's future, Owen Hargreaves's comments on the situation at Manchester United and a possible new boss for Everton.
Oct 11, 16:09
Arsene Wenger picks up an award in Liberia on August 24, 2018
Lyon keen on former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger?
Lyon are reportedly interested in appointing former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as their new manager.
Oct 8, 20:04
Kieran Tierney in action for Celtic on April 14, 2019
Wednesday's papers: Kieran Tierney, Tanguy Ndombele, Laurent Koscielny
Kieran Tierney has reportedly been identified as a target for Unai Emery.
Jun 26, 06:58
Arsenal manager Unai Emery pictured on May 12, 2019
Unai Emery a contender to replace Ernesto Valverde at Barcelona?
Unai Emery is reportedly a rumoured contender to become Barcelona's next manager should Ernesto Valverde be sacked this week, despite his mixed first season with Arsenal.
May 28, 12:45
Julen Lopetegui in charge of Real Madrid on October 6, 2018
Former Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui interested in Chelsea job?
Julen Lopetegui is interested in replacing Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea manager from next season, according to a report.
May 25, 23:55
Juventus players pour water on Massimiliano Allegri after they win the Serie A title on April 20, 2019
The contenders to replace Allegri at Juventus
Could Antonio Conte be in the running for a return to Turin?
May 17, 15:25
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde watches on during his side's match against Liverpool on May 1, 2019
Report: Ernesto Valverde on brink of Barcelona sack
Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly one of three contenders in the running to replace Ernesto Valverde as Barcelona manager.
May 8, 19:41
Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri pictured on February 27, 2019
Report: Claudio Ranieri to succeed Eusebio Di Francesco at Roma
Claudio Ranieri is reportedly in the frame to become Roma's interim boss, just a week on from being sacked by Fulham with the club in the Premier League's bottom three.
Mar 7, 18:52
Maurizio Sarri in charge of Chelsea on January 8, 2019
Napoli chief hopes Maurizio Sarri overcomes Chelsea difficulties
Aurelio De Laurentiis aims another jibe at Maurizio Sarri but says that he wants the former Napoli manager to dodge the sack at Chelsea.
Feb 23, 18:37
Laurent Blanc in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016
Laurent Blanc among contenders to replace Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri?
Former France boss Laurent Blanc reportedly emerges as another contender to replace under-pressure Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri.
Feb 21, 09:09
Marco Rose in charge of RB Salzburg on December 13, 2018
Red Bull Salzburg boss Marco Rose a shock candidate for Manchester United job?
Marco Rose is a surprise inclusion on the shortlist of names to succeed Jose Mourinho as Manchester United's next permanent manager, according to a report.
Jan 1, 13:49
Molde manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in October 2015.
Gary Neville gives backing to Manchester United caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Gary Neville expects stand-in boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to bring some stability to Manchester United over the next six months.
Dec 19, 12:45
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Manchester United on August 27, 2018
Manchester United to meet release clause of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino?
Manchester United reportedly decide that they are prepared to pay the release clause of Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Dec 18, 19:21
Paul Pogba reacts while in action for Manchester United on September 22, 2018
Paul Pogba 'abandons plans to leave Manchester United'
Paul Pogba reportedly decides against looking for an exit from Manchester United after the departure of Jose Mourinho.
Dec 18, 19:11
Laurent Blanc in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016
Manchester United to appoint Laurent Blanc?
Former Manchester United centre-back Laurent Blanc is under consideration to replace Jose Mourinho as head coach of the Red Devils, according to a report.
Dec 18, 14:50
Laurent Blanc in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016
5 contenders for Manchester United job
The Red Devils are looking for a fourth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
Dec 18, 10:37
Kylian Mbappe scores the opener during the World Cup group game between France and Peru on June 21, 2018
Laurent Blanc: 'Kylian Mbappe is a phenomenon'
Former France centre-back and head coach Laurent Blanc brands Les Bleus attacker Kylian Mbappe "a phenomenon".
Jul 8, 20:55
Laurent Blanc in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016
Laurent Blanc backs France to win 2018 World Cup
Laurent Blanc insists that France can win this year's World Cup in Russia, with Les Bleus currently preparing for next week's semi-final against Belgium.
Jul 8, 20:42
Maurizio Sarri in charge of Napoli on May 6, 2018
Maurizio Sarri 'still favourite for Chelsea job'
Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri reportedly remains Chelsea's preferred choice to replace Antonio Conte should they change manager this summer.
Jun 13, 10:16
Laurent Blanc in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016
Olivier Giroud quiet on Laurent Blanc to Chelsea speculation
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud remains tight-lipped on reports linking Laurent Blanc with Antonio Conte's job at Stamford Bridge.
Jun 8, 11:21
Laurent Blanc in charge of Paris Saint-Germain in May 2016
Report: Chelsea to appoint former France boss Laurent Blanc as new manager
Chelsea are reportedly closing in on the appointment of Laurent Blanc as Antonio Conte's replacement in the Blues dugout.
Jun 2, 13:57
Zinedine Zidane announces his Real Madrid departure at a press conference on May 31, 2018
Chelsea to make approach for former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane?
Chelsea will reportedly ask former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane about his interest in replacing Antonio Conte as head coach of the Premier League side.
Jun 1, 09:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Laurent Blanc 'new favourite' for Chelsea job
Former France boss Laurent Blanc reportedly emerges as the new frontrunner to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea's next head coach.
May 31, 15:55
Antonio Conte watches on intently during the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea on October 14, 2017
Chelsea make contact with former France boss Laurent Blanc?
Chelsea reportedly decide to approach former France boss Laurent Blanc about the possibility of becoming the club's new manager.
Apr 7, 12:23
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
France boss Didier Deschamps signs contract extension
The French Football Association reveals that Didier Deschamps has agreed to stay on as manager of the national side for the next qualifying campaign.
Oct 31, 18:20
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Laurent Blanc in frame for USA job?
Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc is reportedly the frontrunner to take over the USA national side.
Oct 17, 12:39
Tottenham Hotspur full-back Serge Aurier in action during his side's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on September 13, 2017
Kolo Toure, Didier Drogba urge Serge Aurier to 'grow up'
Kolo Toure says that former Ivory Coast teammate Serge Aurier 'lacks maturity' and must now grow up following his move to Tottenham Hotspur.
Oct 9, 10:22
Tottenham Hotspur full-back Serge Aurier in action during his side's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund on September 13, 2017
Mauricio Pochettino: 'Tottenham Hotspur players love Serge Aurier'
Mauricio Pochettino insists that Tottenham Hotspur's players "love" new arrival Serge Aurier and that the Ivorian's reputation has not proved to be a problem.
Sep 24, 23:04
Kylian Mbappe poses with a Paris Saint-Germain shirt following his move from AS Monaco
Kylian Mbappe, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Drinkwater - Five debuts to look out for
Sports Mole highlights five high-profile players who could make their debuts this weekend following deadline-day moves.
Sep 8, 16:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mauricio Pochettino: 'New chapter for Serge Aurier'
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is confident that new signing Serge Aurier will leave his chequered past behind him following his move from PSG.
Sep 7, 21:37
Generic image of a locker room
Tottenham Hotspur LGBT fan group responds to Serge Aurier signing
Tottenham Hotspur's signing of controversial Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier prompts a response from Spurs LGBT fans' group the Proud Lilywhites.
Sep 1, 16:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Paris Saint-Germain set £22.5m price tag for Serge Aurier
Manchester United are on high alert after Paris Saint-Germain set a price tag of £22.5m for Ivory Coast right-back Serge Aurier, according to reports.
Jul 22, 21:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Paul Pogba 'urges Manchester United to sign Serge Aurier'
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba reportedly urges his club to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier this summer.
Jul 21, 15:15

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Tuesday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

TAEKWONDO
· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

SWIMMING
· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

DIVING
· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

FOOTBALL
· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

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