Laurent Blanc, ex-coach of Paris Saint-Germain, joins Lyon
MOSCOW, October 9 – RIA Novosti. According to the website of the Ligue 1 football club, he has been appointed coach of the French national team Laurent Blanc’s world and European champion Lyon.
The agreement with the 56-year-old specialist is for two seasons – until June 30, 2024. Blanc has been Lyon’s 16th manager since 1989. The Frenchman replaced Dutch coach Peter Bos.
Blanc’s last club was Private Rayyan from Qatar. He previously coached Paris Saint-Germain, Bordeaux and the French national team. Under his leadership, the Paris club became the champion of the national championship three times, together with Bordeaux, the coach won the national championship once.
As a player, Blanc became World Champion (1998) and European Champion (2000) as part of the French team. He has played for Manchester United, Inter, Marseille, Barcelona, Auxerre, Saint-Étienne, Nimes, Napoli and Montpellier.
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