Laurent Blanc has emerged as a surprise candidate for the Chelsea managerial role owing to Antonio Conte’s eventual departure from the club.
Maurizio Sarri was the prime candidate for the job but talks have gone cold due to Chelsea’s reluctance to pay the Italian’s release clause at the insistence of the Napoli hierarchy.
Reports from Daily Mail now suggest that Chelsea are considering a move for Laurent Blanc as the club’s manager next season as the Frenchman would also represent a cheaper option in comparison to Sarri.
Blanc has been out of work since his dismissal from PSG two years ago, and his appointment will definitely divide the opinions of Chelsea fans.
Blanc succeeded with PSG on the domestic front but struggled to make a notable impact with the Ligue 1 giants in Europe. He won 72.8% of his matches in charge of PSG, and also won a domestic treble on two occasions.