The rumours were revitalised last week by France Football about a possible departure of Laurent Blanc as PSG coach at the end of the season, with the French football magazine explaining how it would cost the Ligue 1 champions €5m to rid of their manager come next summer.
However, according to today’s Le Parisien, Laurent Blanc is the man who is fed up and is ready to quit PSG anyway at the end of the season. A number of problems including player power, a poor relationship with Sporting Director Olivier Letang and some regrets vis-a-vis his relationship with President Nasser Al Khelaifi are believed to be the root of Blanc’s concern.
Perhaps more surprisingly is the local paper’s insistence that last summer Laurent Blanc was head-to-head with Louis van Gaal for the Manchester United job and that the Premier League side remain interested in possibly bringing him in depending on whether or not the Red Devils achieve the targets that were set for them at the beginning of the season.
Le Parisien affirm that Blanc knows full well that the search for another manager is well underway in any case, but that PSG will want to hold on to Blanc if they cannot manage to convince any of their targets to join the club.