By 90Min
October 17, 2017

Former Manchester United star and PSG manager Laurent Blanc is believed to be in line to become the new United States national coach, report France Football Magazine (H/T The Sun).

The Frenchman last worked at Paris Saint-Germain, before stepping down to make way for Unai Emery last year. He has also managed Bordeaux and the France national side.

With Bruce Arena leaving his post as USA manager due to the nation failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Blanc is being considered; and it is thought that he could be tempted by the opportunity, having been out of work for a year.


The manager was also consulted over the possibility of coaching MLS clubs during the summer, and also turned down proposals to work in Turkey, with Fenerbahce and Antalyaspor showing interest.

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According to the magazine, Blanc is joined by US Under-20s coach Tab Ramos, Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes and Atalanta United's Gerardo Martino as prospective national team managers.

However, he is believed to be leading the race to land the position, with the US desperate to up their status on the international scene, following their failure to qualify for the World Cup since 1986.

Blanc won the trophy with France as a player in 1998, later winning the Premier League title as a defender for Manchester United in 2003. He also won silverware with Auxerre and Montpellier in his home country, as well as Spanish giants Barcelona.

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