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 … In modern day football, there are a handful of teams that have proven that mere financial power isnât going to get you trophies year on year. 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. Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc has signed a two-year extension to his contract. ', 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. Blancâs men have a 4-5-1 defending shape with Ibrahimovic being the lone forward up front and the midfield trio generally staying deep to protect the back four. 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. PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain fired coach Laurent Blanc on Monday, only months after he signed a new two-year contract. MX23RW : Tuesday, December 15 23:16:22| >> :120:10777:10777: Liverpool vs. Spurs: 20 hrs 43 mins 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. 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, youngerÂ and motivated. 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. 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. It is no secret that Paris Saint-Germain are in a league which doesnât offer the same competition as the Barclays Premier League, La Liga or a Bundesliga will offer. The front three comprises of Di Maria, Ibrahimovic and Cavani. The fullbacks push high up the pitch to combine with front three as both wingers tuck into the centre (mentioned above). 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. 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:Â Â Â Players in: David Luiz(Centre-back) and Serge Aurier (Right-back) loaned in and eventually made permanent in 2015-16, Â Â Â Â Players out: Alex (Centre-back) and Jallet (Right-back).Â Menez too was allowed to leave as they had enough options up front in Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Lavezzi, Lucas and Pastore (occasionally played up front). The 50-year-old has overseen back-to-back Ligue 1 titles at PSG, with the club on course to win again. 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. That is what second-tier club Niort revealed in a press release stating that coach Franck Passi has just resigned form the helm of the club in order to follow Blanc … 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. 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 thatÂ the Argentine has arguably been the best player of the season thus far for PSG. Blanc has deployed the traditional 4-3-3 formation which is very similar to that of Barcelona under Pep as well as Enrique. The Frenchman’s agent confirmed that the two sides had agreed to part ways. 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. 2. 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 … Perpétuellement collé aux basques de son paternel, Laurent développe le foot dans son village. The former French World Cup winner is going through the … The comments below have not been moderated. PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain fired coach Laurent Blanc on Monday, only months after he signed a new two-year contract. The football philosophy has also been the same; which is a possession-based game with technically superior players, gradual build-up play from the back, sharp passing combined with quick movements and complete freedom to the attackers in the final third.Â Â. Thiago Silva and David Luiz stay back along with Motta tucking in between them to form a back three. They got married eventually, together they have three amazing children, Davy, Alex and Clement, their youngest is 12, the eldest is now 21. It prompted PSG club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to describe their season as a 'failure' and paved the way for Emery to take over. Forget gut instinct, clubs can now use ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE to identify the perfect transfer... and it... Sam Allardyce set to be handed six-month contract at West Brom with a mission to keep them up as Slaven... Harry Kane must be 'FRUSTRATED' with his new role in Tottenham's attack, claims Michael Owen as former... Knockout artist Gennady Golovkin warns 47-year-old Oscar De La Hoya he 'might seize his chance to legally... Arsenal 'ready to begin talks to sign £27m Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira in the January transfer window' as... Virgil van Dijk 'set to be offered a new FIVE-YEAR deal by Liverpool in January because Jurgen Klopp wants... 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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?! 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. Note that these are figures similar to that of players like Sergio Busquets, Toni Kroos or say, Xabi Alonso. 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. Laurent Blanc will leave Paris Saint-Germain by the end of the week, despite signing a two-year contract extension in February. 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. He also spent two … PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain fired coach Laurent Blanc on Monday, only months after he signed a new two-year contract. The move seems to have worked wonders for Blancâs men as the Argentine has been the creator, racking up almost 65 chances in 20 appearances in the league competition. Laurent Blanc expresses his satisfaction with Paris Saint-Germain's 4-0 crushing of Lorient. Il est le fils de Gilbert et Yvonne et troisième enfant du couple après Clément et Sylvie. 'Before the end of the week, PSG and Laurent Blanc will be separated,' Bernes told French radio station Europe 1. PSG manager Laurent Blanc is arguably the most underrated manager in Europe. 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 Â Â. 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. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. 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. The three combine with the center backs in order to play out from the back and all of the three are exquisite passers. This role is also known as a âfalse 10â, meaning that the player wouldnât start at a number 10 position but would make himself available there when it is of utmost necessity. (He enters final third- combination play with Cavani, Kurzawa/Maxwell and also storms back to help the defense; left flank). 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. Trois mois après son licenciement du PSG, Le Parisien-Aujourd’hui-en-France fait le point sur la situation de Laurent Blanc. However, Cavaniâs 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 Â the oppositionâs full back/winger and offer defensive support. Le père est fan de football et joue pendant seize ans à l'Olympique alésien en tant qu'amateur de deuxième division. His second Ligue 1 season was extremely successful. 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. 4. Both of these central midfielders are hard workers and defensively diligent. Anne and Laurent Blanc separated briefly when he decided to become a soccer player in Montpellier and Anne went to law school. The 2014-15 season bettered the previous season as Blancâs men had won the domestic quadruple or in simple words, they had won all trophies within France. Laurent Blanc naît le 19 novembre 1965 à Alès. Motta positions himself in between the centre-backs to form a back three (similar to Busquets in Barcelona). Blanc has unleashed Di Mariaâs creative masterclass by allowing him to tuck in from the right wing into pockets of space in the central area of the final third. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. 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. PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain fired coach Laurent Blanc on Monday, only months after he signed a new two-year contract. 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. 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. ... Paris Saint-Germain look set to finally end their search for a new … Their UEFA Champions League campaign too was forgivable as they had overcome Chelsea in the Round-of-16 and bowed out to an unstoppable Barcelona in the quarterfinals wherein they had missed key players like Thiago Silva, Marco Verratti in each of the legs. Laurent Blanc will not be the manager of Paris Saint-Germain next season. Â Â Â Players in:Â Angel Di MariaÂ (Winger), Kevin TrappÂ (Goalkeeper), Stambouli (Central midfielder), Â Â Â Players out:Â Ezequiel Lavezzi (Winger), Mory DiawÂ (Goalkeeper),Â Mike Maignan (Goalkeeper)Â Yohan Cabaye (Central midfielder)Â, Angel Di Maria wasÂ the marquee signing for the summer and it has already proven to beÂ one of the best signings for PSG in the last 4 years. Â. The fullbacks are assisted more by the central midfielders on their corresponding side. PSG ready to offer Neymar the world in bid to bring him to... Andres Iniesta confident Neymar will stay at Barcelona amid... 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Laurent Robert Blanc - Paris Saint-Germain, Girondins Bordeaux, Manchester United, Inter, Olympique Marseille, FC Barcelona, AJ Auxerre, AS Saint-Étienne, Nîmes Olympique, SSC Napoli, Montpellier … He has been without a job since his departure from PSG back in 2016. Published: 08:09 GMT, 21 June 2016 | Updated: 10:04 GMT, 21 June 2016. Champions League: Who have the English teams drawn in Round of 16? Unai Emery, who has won the last three Europa League titles with Sevilla, is expected to be named as Blanc's successor in the French capital. You would hardly find Cavani hugging the touchline like a typical winger does like the Neymars or the Douglas Costas of the modern era. 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 … 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. 4. On 8 June 2007, Blanc was named the new manager of Bordeaux, replacing Brazilian Ricardo Gomes. 'We're in discussions with PSG directors and it's being done in an excellent atmosphere from both sides. 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). PSG … 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 also won the 2008–09 Coupe de la … 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". 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. This forces the opposition to go out wide to try unlocking PSGâs defense while once the ball goes out wide, the full backs are again supported by their corresponding central midfielders.Â, All said and done, PSGâs 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. With European success at the heart of their plans, Blanc's failure to make the last four in the competition in his time with the club was effectively the final nail in his coffin. 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. 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).