Tagged: Laurent Blanc

Why Paris Saint-Germain Should Be Going All Out for Jose Mourinho | Bleacher Report

Why Paris Saint-Germain Should Be Going All Out for Jose Mourinho | Bleacher Report

Aside from the fact that Jose Mourinho would be considered the better manager tactically and has a better resume, I don’t really agree. We know the cycle for Mourinho teams and what occurred at Chelsea this season has to give teams some hesitation. PSG should consider whether the likes of Neymar, and even Eden Hazard despite the positive things he’s said publicly, would want to work under Mourinho. Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo will but that’s also a short-term solution and, given his overall lack of success, not a guarantee of anything but a boost commercially. A semifinal berth is by no means a guarantee with Mourinho in charge. This isn’t to say Blanc must stay, though I think he should get the chance, but Mourinho may not be the best option.

Will Champions League Exit Signal the End for Laurent Blanc at PSG? | Bleacher Report

Will Champions League Exit Signal the End for Laurent Blanc at PSG? | Bleacher Report

I don’t think so. Yes, he made a big tactical mistake in the second leg of the quarterfinals but he’s still done a great job to this point. Manuel Pellegrini is an intriguing option but Blanc should get a little more time.

Laurent Blanc, Carlo Ancelotti and managerial evolutionists – ESPN FC

Laurent Blanc Carlo Ancelotti and managerial evolutionists – ESPN FC

Interesting thoughts here. I would agree with this separate breed of manager between the philosophers and the pragmatists.

Let’s not forget that Laurent Blanc won everything in France with Bordeaux before Paris Saint-Germain and did his best to manage the French national team for a bit. That actually makes even more confusing that his name hasn’t popped up with all the rest in the rumour mill.

Blanc, Manuel Pellegrini, Massimiliano Allegri and Carlo Ancelotti are good shouts for this type of manager. Who else could fit the bill?

Barcelona’s winning philosophy makes them coaching incubator for top clubs | Sid Lowe | Football | The Guardian

Barcelona’s winning philosophy makes them coaching incubator for top clubs | Sid Lowe | Football | The Guardian.

Great article here. Interesting to read about the progression of those players into managers. Are there any top players today that we think would make a good manager? I really can’t think of any of the top of my head, not even Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. You never know though.