PSG confirms Blanc as new coach

Paris, June 26 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have confirmed France national coach Laurent Blanc to manage the team for two seasons.

Replacing Italian Carlo Ancelotti, Les Blues former coach will “lead the PSG technical staff on July 1 when the training will resume,” the club said Tuesday, reports Xinhua.

No details were given on the agreement’s value.

Blanc, 47, started his coach career in Bordeaux in 2007. During his three-year spell as Bordeaux manager, he was named Ligue 1 Manager of the Year in the 2007-2008 season and led the team to claim French league and cup title in the following season.

In 2010, the former French international sweeper has managed Les Bleus for two years.

PSG topped the local championship with 83 points.

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