Laurent Blanc to take job in Qatar with Al-Rayyan

RMC Sport report that Qatari 1st division side Al-Rayyan have found an agreement to hire manager Laurent Blanc, with the French coach taking his first role since being fired by PSG in 2016.

Blanc will be accompanied on this journey by Franck Passi as assistant manager. The ex-France & Bordeaux boss and his assistant is already in Qatar to finalise the paperwork.

The 55-year-old coach recently rejected opportunities in Turkey as well as Ligue 1 club Nantes.

Al-Rayyan currently sit 6th in their division, which is made up of 12 clubs – Blanc is replacing Uruguayan coach Diego Aguirre.

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