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Cash-rich former Man United defender waiting for Jose Mourinho to get sacked because he wants to take his job

Former Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc reportedly has his eye on the Old Trafford hot-seat.

Current manager Jose Mourinho has only been in charge of the Red Devils since May, but – despite beating Manchester City in the EFL Cup last night – the Special One has endured a tough start to life Up North.

Premier League defeats to City, Watford and Chelsea, as well as a loss in Europe to Feyenoord, have piled pressure on Mourinho.

And Blanc – who made 48 Premier League appearances for United between 2001 and 2003 – is said to be watching events at his old club with interest.

Blanc is currently out of work, having received a €22m pay-off upon leaving PSG earlier this year, according to AS.

AS also report that Blanc is a leading candidate to become the next manager of Inter Milan, but the Spanish publication cite claims made by Le Parisien that the 50-year-old could reject advances from the Serie A club in favour of waiting for Mourinho to get sacked.

Blanc was PSG manager for three full seasons and he won the Ligue 1 title three times with the Paris giants.

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