Parc des Princes club sign ex-Juventus Stadium chief.
Paris St Germain have agreed a deal for former Juventus CEO Jean-Claude Blanc to become the French club’s new chief executive.
The Ligue 1 side’s shareholders announced the deal today with Blanc’s nomination only subject to a routine vote by the board on October 21.
PSG’s owners Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) have been looking for an experienced football CEO since taking over the team last June.
Peter Kenyon and Niall Quinn were both mentioned but it appears Blanc has now got the nod.
“Qatar Sports Investments announce their intention of naming Jean-Claude Blanc as the Paris St Germain chief executive,” QSI said in a statement.
Blanc resigned as Juventus CEO last May after helping the Serie A giants’ build a new 41,000 capacity stadium.
He steered the club through the Calciopoli scandal and built the Juventus Stadium, which is the first to be built in Italy since 1990 and is the only one privately owned by an Italian football club.
The 48-year-old has stated that the stadium is the future for the Old Lady, a major revenue-booster and the new soul of the team.
PSG spent over £69million during the transfer window, including £36million on Argentina’s Javier Pastore, and now top the Ligue 1 table.