Laurent Blanc factfile


1965: Born in Alés, France

1983: Signs a professional contract with Montpellier

1987: Helps Montpellier to promotion

1990: Wins the Couple de France with Montpellier

1991: Transfers to Napoli in the Italian Serie A

1992: Returns to France after just one season in Italy to join Nimes

1993: Moves to Saint-Etienne, scoring 18 goals in 70 appeances

1995: Joins Auxerre under the legendary Guy Roux

1996: Moves to Spanish giants Barcelona – Johan Cruyff is sacked as manager the day Blanc agrees to join

1997: Returns to France once more to join Marseille

1999: Back to Italy to jon Inter Milan

2001: Joins Manchester United as a 35-year-old to replace Jaap Stam and wins the 2002-03 Premier League crown

2003: Retires from the game as a professional

2007: Named as manager of Bordeaux and helps the club to the French league title during his three-year spell

2010: Decides to leave Bordeaux and signs a two-year deal to lead the French national team to Euro 2012

2012: Linked with taking over the vacant managerial position at Tottenham Hotspur

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  1. Optimistic about this one to be honest, france look to be playing attractive football and he does seem more like a coach than a manager which seems to be what we are chasing, and boy would he improve our unwanted ability to concede set piece goals,annoying that one, wait and see for more news before we roll out the carpet

  2. Blancaty blanc we have gone from a frog throat to a frog. This just shows Levey always goes for the cheap option no contract. We are swapping a top four for unknown god help us in Levey i don’t trust.

  3. The factfile is revealing in that it shows Blanc has only stayed a few years with his clubs. Should fit in well at Spurs as they like their managers that way.

  4. Davspurs….I could agree with you, until I look at the alternatives: Rangnick…born loser; AVB too young to gain respect as he wasn’t a player. Need I go on?

    Blanc is the bst of a bad bunch while Capello will win no hearts at WHL and Guardiola? Well withouth the barcelonan academy behind him, he is a real risk and remmeeber even with the barca best he did not win anyhting important this season. So maybe, in the certain absence of one jose, Blanc is the best bet although I would prefer the exbarca DOF over Comolli or Sherwood(who should be under him)


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