Laurent Blanc Set to Be Named PSG Manager As French Giants Miss Out On Arsene Wenger

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Blanc in line to replace Carlo Ancelotti at PSG.

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PSG are set to appoint Laurent Blanc as their manager next season, replacing Real Madrid-bound Carlo Ancelotti, according to Le Parisien.

The former Manchester United defender has been out of work since leaving his role as manager of the French national team, and is a highly-rated young manager in the European game.

However, it is thought that PSG’s first choice was Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, a legendary figure in French football who is perhaps coming to the end of his tenure as Gunners boss, following a difficult eight years without silverware.

Wenger recently committed his future to Arsenal, and there are no signs that the board are losing patience with him just yet, so he seems likely now to stay at least until the end of his contract, which expires in 2014.

PSG had also been linked with Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez, but expressed their preference for a French manager to replace Ancelotti.

The Italian is close to guiding the Paris club to the Ligue 1 title this season, but is tempted by a move to Real Madrid, who need a new manager following Mourinho’s decision to quit the club at the end of this campaign.

Mourinho is likely to make a return to his former club Chelsea, after being snubbed for the Manchester United job, which went to David Moyes.

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