Premier League: Not Zinedine Zidane, Laurent Blanc has the potential to become Manchester United’s new coach


The news of the person who will fill the position of the new manager of Manchester United continues to warm up. The Red Devils team immediately appointed a new coach to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked last weekend.

Manchester United kicked out Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a humiliating defeat to Watford with a score of 1-4, Saturday (20/11/2021). Results that make the management of Man United seem to have lost patience.

Now several names continue to be linked to become the new manager of Te Red Devils. The latest rumor is that the French coach, Laurent Blanc, has reportedly been in communication with the team based at Old Trafford.

The former French national team player entered the market for Manchester United manager candidates, following a row of names that had previously surfaced. Among them are Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers, to Mauricio Pochettino.

Football Insider claims that Manchester United has not yet established communication with Pochettino as the PSG coach. Instead they are negotiating with Laurent Blanc for a chance to become their manager.

Attractive Candidates
According to the report, Manchester United are very interested in hiring Blanc. Because the manager has a pretty good track record.

As a coach he has won many prestigious trophies. One of them is that he won four Ligue 1 trophies with Bordeaux and also PSG.

In addition, Blanc is a former Manchester United player. So he certainly knows the ins and outs of the Red Devils, and is believed to be able to make MU rise again.

Start Negotiating
Still from the report, MU is not kidding to make Blanc their manager. They are reported to have been in communication with the manager.

They have offered Blanc an opportunity to become the Red Devils tactician. Blanc will reportedly be given a trial contract until the end of the season before being appointed as permanent manager if his performances are good.

So far the negotiation process is still ongoing. Laurent Blanc is reportedly interested in dealing with Cristiano Ronaldo et al.

Blanc is currently not unemployed. He coached the Qatari club, Al-Rayyan. This season, Al Rayyan’s start in the Qatar League has not been good. They were ranked eight of the 12 teams that competed.

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The former coach of PSG and the French national team, Laurent Blanc, is reportedly also hoping to manage Manchester United . This condition makes Blanc continue to monitor the condition of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.

Laurent Blanc has not had a coaching role since 2016. The last team he coached was PSG.

Blanc’s name had become a candidate when Jose Mourinho lost his job at Manchester United . However, the management decided to appoint Solskjaer.

Blanc is fairly successful in his role as a coach. He led Bordeaux and PSG to the Ligue 1 title while managing the two clubs.

In addition, Blanc also has a history with Manchester United. He had strengthened Manchester United during the club’s golden period.

Manchester United became the last club that Blanc strengthened to finally hang up his boots. It was that emotional bond that made Blanc interested in returning as manager.

Waiting for the fate of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still under pressure. Manchester United still has a chance to kick him.

Moreover, Manchester United will face a difficult match in the Premier League match next week. The match in question is the match against Liverpool.

However, Laurent Blanc is not the only candidate for Manchester United manager. The club is also interested in signing Massimiliano Allegri who is also not tied to any club.