Blanc tipped to succeed Ferguson at Man Utd

Laurent Blanc, the Coach of the France national team, has been touted as a possible successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, the Daily Mail has reported. Blanc played at Old Trafford for two years between 2001 and 2003.

Blanc was appointed the boss of Les Blues in 2010 after Raymond Domenech stepped down following the World Cup that year, in which France were eliminated at the group stage. Blanc made 97 appearances for France as a player, winning the 1998 World Cup, held in France, as captain, but missed the final after being sent-off in the semi-final after an incident with the current Coach of Croatia, Slaven Bilic.

Signed by Ferguson on a free transfer from Inter, Blanc made 75 appearances for United, winning the 2002-03 Premier League title in the process. The Mail adds that Ferguson is expected to remain in charge for another couple of seasons but when the 70-year-old retires, Blanc will be one of the names on the shortlist to fill the vacancy.

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