Former Bordeaux, Paris Saint-Germain, and France manager Laurent Blanc has been out of a job for a good while. Since leaving PSGin 2016, the most relevant thing he has done is get thrown into the mix for potential vacancies at clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, or most recently, Olympique Lyonnais — who have outright denied any such claims yesterday.
But three years is a long time to be unemployed for any supposedly top level manager, and unsurprisingly, Blanc is stepping up his job hunting efforts.
According to Le Parisien (via Sport Witness), Blanc is keeping a close eye on the potential vacancy at Chelsea, and also doing the same at AS Roma as well as Sevilla.
Although recent wins — three on the bounce after last night — have solidified the ground under Maurizio Sarri’s feet, his job would still be far from secure if Chelsea were unable to finish in the top four or with the Europa League trophy in hand, either of which would qualify the team for next season’s Champions League.
Blanc is probably a decent manager, but not exactly a name to get people excited. Combined with his the controversial aspects of his France coaching tenure, let’s hope that Chelsea continue to steer clear, regardless of what happens with Sarri.