Javier Pastore has been there to serve this purpose but unfortunately for him, timely injuries, competition in central midfield, adapting to wing play have hampered shades of a potential world class playmaker in him. Bordeaux won the final 11 league matches of the 2008–09 Ligue 1 season, setting a new French record for consecutive wins, to clinch the Ligue 1 title three points clear of Olympique de Marseille. ', Laurent Blanc's exit from French giants Paris Saint-Germain is set to be confirmed by the end of this week, Blanc has paid the price for Champions League failure and is in final discussions over his exit package. Motta positions himself in between the centre-backs to form a back three (similar to Busquets in Barcelona). He also spent two … Il grandit à Rousson, petit village du Gard au pied des Cévennes où Gilbert est salarié de Rhône-Poulenc, à dix kilomètres d'Alès. Laurent Blanc atisba su final El ex del PSG, en paro desde 2016, no pierde la fe pero ve difícil una vuelta al fútbol profesional. Every department of PSG seems to have undergone a revelation and they look nothing less than a formidable side in Europe today. The above picture is from the game against Monaco where the Parisians triumphed 0-3 and this shows how Ibrahimovic drops deep to help the central midfielders as the Swede completed a staggering 65 passes at a pass completion rate of 89%. Laurent Blanc’s agent has confirmed that the Paris Saint-Germain coach will leave the club by the end of the week. The move seems to have worked wonders for Blanc’s men as the Argentine has been the creator, racking up almost 65 chances in 20 appearances in the league competition. The three combine with the center backs in order to play out from the back and all of the three are exquisite passers. PSG manager Laurent Blanc is arguably the most underrated manager in Europe. The front three comprises of Di Maria, Ibrahimovic and Cavani. While an invincible season in Ligue 1 is also on the cards, the UEFA Champions league tie is still absolutely open despite the 2-1 victory at home against Chelsea. On 8 June 2007, Blanc was named the new manager of Bordeaux, replacing Brazilian Ricardo Gomes. You can find Laurent on Facebook here. Both of these central midfielders are hard workers and defensively diligent. While the 2013-14 season turned out to be a much successful one winning 3 trophies out of the 5 they competed, let us look at some the transfers for the 2014-15 season:      Players in: David Luiz(Centre-back) and Serge Aurier (Right-back) loaned in and eventually made permanent in 2015-16,       Players out: Alex (Centre-back) and Jallet (Right-back). Menez too was allowed to leave as they had enough options up front in Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Lavezzi, Lucas and Pastore (occasionally played up front). Blanc has deployed the traditional 4-3-3 formation which is very similar to that of Barcelona under Pep as well as Enrique. Irrespective of the outcome, the genius of Blanc is something that football fans ought to know about and his contract extension only goes to say that the baton to take PSG to the next level has officially been given to him. Â. He also leads the assists chart in the 2015-16 Ligue 1 with 11 to his tally while Ibrahimovic is at far second in the chart with 8 assists. Blanc's departure from the Parisian giants has seemed inevitable since he failed to secure a passage for his team past the quarter-finals of the Champions League. What has gone unnoticed under Laurent Blanc is everything but the financial strength that the French Capital possesses. It prompted PSG club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to describe their season as a 'failure' and paved the way for Emery to take over. Anne and Laurent Blanc separated briefly when he decided to become a soccer player in Montpellier and Anne went to law school. Nuno Espirito Santo happy with Wolves after victory over Chelsea, Frank Lampard 'disappointed' after Chelsea lose to the Wolves, Arteta: Xhaka 'overstepped the line' after red card v Burnley, Clip re-emerges of Tyson Fury talking up 'red hot' Anthony Joshua, Jose Mourinho says Liverpool have no injury crisis to moan about. Under Blanc, who replaced Carlo Ancelotti in June 2013, PSG claimed their second successive domestic treble last season but went out in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after failing to get the better of Manchester City. His second Ligue 1 season was extremely successful. Laurent Blanc will not be the manager of Paris Saint-Germain next season. Kevin Trapp has been a superb signing thus far and in truth, Sirigu has been ousted out of the starting eleven.While Digne has been sent out on loan and they have brought in Kurzawa as the cover for Maxwell at left back.Â, So to summarise, Blanc has not just addressed reinforcements to build a star-studded lineup but the signings have made the squad much stronger, younger and motivated. As the trio becomes more compact, the wingers then go a bit wider than their original positions for minimum protection. Il est le fils de Gilbert et Yvonne et troisième enfant du couple après Clément et Sylvie. Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc has signed a two-year extension to his contract. 4. The midfield trio of Verratti, Motta and Matuidi tend to sit deep and dictate play than creating chances (due to the nature of the central midfielders in the team, system demands making plays from front three who are more diligent in that). ... Paris Saint-Germain look set to finally end their search for a new … The fullbacks are assisted more by the central midfielders on their corresponding side. Laurent Blanc, sin equipo desde 2016: "No descarto nada, ni entrenar a aficionados" Fútbol Internacional El extécnico del PSG asegura: "Cuanto más tiempo pasa, menos creo en ello" Chaque Noël, l'enfant reçoit des chaussures ou d… Blanc has unleashed Di Maria’s creative masterclass by allowing him to tuck in from the right wing into pockets of space in the central area of the final third. Trois mois après son licenciement du PSG, Le Parisien-Aujourd’hui-en-France fait le point sur la situation de Laurent Blanc. Thiago Silva, David Luiz and the midfield three, all have maintained a pass accuracy of over 90% in all competitions this season (some statistical evidence to how efficient they are at playing out from the back). Thus it makes complete sense to utilise their defensive prowess, which in turn would reduce the defensive duties of the wingers, making them more effective on the attack. The former French World Cup winner is going through the … PSG ready to offer Neymar the world in bid to bring him to... Andres Iniesta confident Neymar will stay at Barcelona amid... Barcelona 'alarmed' as PSG interest in Neymar intensifies... Romelu Lukaku calls Paris Saint-Germain 'a big club with a... Man City's Pep Guardiola reacts to sides draw against West Brom, Mourinho confirms that Bale illness is not coronavirus-related, Football manager Gerard Houlier has died at the age of 73, Fury takes legal steps to be removed from Sports Personality shortlist, Jose Mourinho hails Hugo Lloris as Premier League's best keeper, Jurgen Klopp previews Spurs clash and pays tribute to Gerard Houllier. It has been long due since the French champions have had an out and out playmaker in their eleven, who can share the onus of unlocking defenses in the final third along with Ibrahimovic as the Swedish captain has thus far carried the weight by himself with limited help from the fullbacks and central midfielders. As we speak today, it is of no doubt that PSG have absolutely conquered French football and their next milestone would only be the UEFA Champions League. In other words, Verratti provides defensive support on the right to Serge Aurier/Van der Wiel while Matuidi provides defensive support on the left to Maxwell/Kurzawa. An aging Ezequiel Lavezzi and the lack of creativity in the final third were probably the reasons behind this signing and there is no doubt that the Argentine has arguably been the best player of the season thus far for PSG. For his first season on the bench, he led the club to second place in Ligue 1 and won the Manager of the Year award. PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain fired coach Laurent Blanc on Monday, only months after he signed a new two-year contract. Laurent Blanc will leave Paris Saint-Germain by the end of the week, despite signing a two-year contract extension in February. While the attack is through the centre, the midfield trio stays compact and denies any space for the opposition to be able to penetrate through the middle. With the way things have shaped up for Les Parisians, there is no doubt that a lot of planning has gone into the project and the team has been built gradually with a long-term objective which is to become a European superpower. The fullbacks push high up the pitch to combine with front three as both wingers tuck into the centre (mentioned above). 4. While Laurent Blanc has not only managed to bag eight trophies to his kitty, the Frenchman is on his way to yet another domestic quadruple in the on-going campaign. Laurent Blanc will leave Paris Saint-Germain by the end of the week, despite signing a two-year contract extension in February. (He enters final third- combination play with Cavani, Kurzawa/Maxwell and also storms back to help the defense; left flank). Akin to Di Maria, Cavani also is allowed to drift towards the centre and he plays to his strengths by trying to run in behind the defence and being available in dangerous areas inside the box. Champions League: Who have the English teams drawn in Round of 16? This forces the opposition to go out wide to try unlocking PSG’s defense while once the ball goes out wide, the full backs are again supported by their corresponding central midfielders.Â, All said and done, PSG’s season is likely to be judged only based on their performance in Europe as they have already achieved a quadruple last season and on course to achieve yet another one this campaign. Unai Emery tells Sevilla he wants to leave amid rumours of PSG move … They got married eventually, together they have three amazing children, Davy, Alex and Clement, their youngest is 12, the eldest is now 21. Laurent Blanc has previously managed Girondins de Bordeaux, the France national team and Paris Saint-Germain. Unemployed since the end of his experience at PSG four years ago, Laurent Blanc is getting ready to embark on "a new and ambitious project". The myth which has always clasped PSG ever since Nasser Al-Khelaifi has taken over is that financial resource is the one and only driver of the team’s emergence. Paris Saint-Germain have parted company with their manager Laurent Blanc.. Blanc, 50, failed to guide PSG past the quarter-final of the Champions League last season and has paid the … PSG's Champions League quarter-final exit to Manchester City paved the way for Blanc's eventual departure, Unai Emery, who has won three Europa League titles with Sevilla, is set to succeed Blanc in the French capital. At the same time, however, uncompetitive a league could be, it is also important to understand how a team inside France hasn’t been able to defeat Les Parisiens for the entire season thus far. Without giving details, PSG said talks led to an agreement, … Le père est fan de football et joue pendant seize ans à l'Olympique alésien en tant qu'amateur de deuxième division. TORONTO, Canada— The list is likely very long, but reports out of Boston have linked former Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc and former New York City head coach Patrick … The former French World Cup winner is going through the final discussions over his departure from the Parc des Princes, his agent Jean Pierre Bernes confirmed on Monday. PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain fired coach Laurent Blanc on Monday, only months after he signed a new two-year contract. On Thursday evening, FC Barcelona distanced themselves from the notion that former PSG and French national team coach Laurent Blanc would be making a return to one of his old … 'We're in discussions with PSG directors and it's being done in an excellent atmosphere from both sides. The most recent stories being Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Leicester City; that have given us enough evidence that a coach has a role to play irrespective of the team’s financial power.Â, So firstly let us begin by looking at the planning that has gone behind this transformation project:         Â, Players in: Cavani (Striker), Marquinhos (Centre-back), Cabaye (Central midfield) and Digne (Left-back), Players out: Gameiro (Striker), Sakho (Centre-back), Chantome (Central midfield) and Sylvian Armand (Left-back). An in-depth look into how Laurent Blanc has transformed PSG. Laurent Blanc naît le 19 novembre 1965 à Alès. Without giving details, PSG said talks led to an agreement, … Well, in that case, we need to refresh our memories yet again that it was one of the best managers in the world, Carlo Ancelotti, who had taken over at Paris in the 2012-13 season and could manage only one trophy in the very same league. 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Juventus WILL buy Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid at the end of his loan spell, claims the forward's... Is that all?! You would hardly find Cavani hugging the touchline like a typical winger does like the Neymars or the Douglas Costas of the modern era. This role is also known as a ‘false 10’, meaning that the player wouldn’t start at a number 10 position but would make himself available there when it is of utmost necessity.      Players in: Angel Di Maria (Winger), Kevin Trapp (Goalkeeper), Stambouli (Central midfielder),      Players out: Ezequiel Lavezzi (Winger), Mory Diaw (Goalkeeper), Mike Maignan (Goalkeeper) Yohan Cabaye (Central midfielder)Â, Angel Di Maria was the marquee signing for the summer and it has already proven to be one of the best signings for PSG in the last 4 years. While Verratti stays ahead of the final third, provides occasional long balls to runs made by front three and acts as the ball holder of the team, the role Matuidi is box-to-box. However, Cavani’s high defensive work rate and his enduring engine have come in handy while he starts on the left flank as he is able to track  the opposition’s full back/winger and offer defensive support. On the other hand, Lavezzi has also been sold to Hebei China Fortune of the Chinese Super League. Cabaye was sold as he couldn’t break through into the starting 11 and with an aging Thiago Motta who may have only a handful of years left in him for top-flight football, Stambouli has been brought in as cover with youth product Rabiot also competing for a midfield spot. Areola remained out on loan while the 2 other goalkeepers (Diaw and Maignan) were sold. In contrary to the view that PSG equates to excessive spending, they have actually made sure that the spending has always been need-based and in sync with the long-term plan rather than merely bringing in star playersThe 2013-14 season being the first one under Laurent Blanc, these were some of the transfers that took taken place. They are responsible for ball distribution/switching the play, screening the defence on the counter and playing out from the back along with the center backs while under pressure. It is no secret that Ibrahimovic is one of the best finishers in the game but Blanc has been able to deploy him as the referral point in the attack by utilizing his strong physical presence, ability to hold the ball under pressure, spreading the play in midfield and even create chances.   Â. The wingers also offer defensive support to the full backs but do not go deep into their own halves and rather remain in slightly advanced positions to be able to break away on the counter quickly.Â. PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain fired coach Laurent Blanc on Monday, only months after he signed a new two-year contract. Perpétuellement collé aux basques de son paternel, Laurent développe le foot dans son village. It is no secret that Paris Saint-Germain are in a league which doesn’t offer the same competition as the Barclays Premier League, La Liga or a Bundesliga will offer. 2. The match winner scored by Cavani against Chelsea in the first leg of the Round-of-16 tie in the UEFA Champions League is arguably the best example that showed how the front three combine to destroy the opposition defense.Â, Les Parisians have really strengthened their defensive system in the current campaign, conceding merely 12 goals in 26 games in the league and just 2 goals in the UEFA Champions League thus far. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s role as a centre-forward has undergone a revolution this season with the Swede not only leading the frontline as a number 9 but also dropping deep into midfield to help retain possession, provide a passing option to the midfield trio and also to create chances. Without Club Last position: Manager Paris Saint-Germain Date left: Jun 22, 2016 Former player: Last club : … Laurent Blanc rejects Nantes job 20 Minutes report that ex-France & PSG manager Laurent Blanc has rejected an offer to become the next manager of Ligue 1 side Nantes. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. The position of PSG head coach Laurent Blanc has looked increasingly tenuous after he failed to guide the French side beyond the Champions League quarter-finals Coach Laurent Blanc has left ambitious Paris Saint-Germain … Thus, the addition of Di Maria seems justifiable and he has undoubtedly become the man of the hour for PSG. Providing width while on the attack, totally depends on the fullbacks and they always remain an outlet for crosses from the wings into the danger area to connect with Ibrahimovic and Cavani, being the serious aerial threats they are. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. The only loss for PSG in the on-going campaign had come against Real Madrid, which again was an even contest although Madrid managed to edge PSG out 1-0. The below picture allows us to compare how the team has transformed over the course of the 2 seasons:Â, Having played alongside the likes of Luis Enrique and Pep Guardiola, there seems to be an evident influence of the two in the Frenchman. PSG … Former France defender Blanc, a world champion with Les Bleus in 1998, coached the national team from 2010-12 and took over from Carlo Ancelotti at PSG in 2013. Laurent Blanc indicates that he won’t coach professionally again Speaking in an interview with TF1, ex-PSG and France boss Laurent Blanc appeared to indicate that he would not be coaching professionally again, having held his last position four years ago when he exited the Paris club … PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain fired coach Laurent Blanc on Monday, only months after he signed a new two-year contract. Note that these are figures similar to that of players like Sergio Busquets, Toni Kroos or say, Xabi Alonso. PSG boss Laurent Blanc says the transfer bans to both Real Madrid and Atletico will shock him if the clubs' respective appeals to FIFA should fail. The Frenchman’s agent confirmed that the two sides had agreed to part ways. 'Before the end of the week, PSG and Laurent Blanc will be separated,' Bernes told French radio station Europe 1. 5. Players who had come in were direct replacements for players who had left in terms of position and were also younger, better quality and thus were of a much-needed rejuvenation to the squad. Laurent Blanc expresses his satisfaction with Paris Saint-Germain's 4-0 crushing of Lorient. The 50-year-old has overseen back-to-back Ligue 1 titles at PSG, with the club on course to win again.