Laurent Blanc has taken over the coaching job in one of the world’s biggest betting football clubs.
Rumors of players in – and players out – relentless but Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, and Edinson Cavani, 26, could form a dream duo on top.
– Looking at the style of play they complement each other well, says Blanc to l’Equipe that simultaneously raises a note of caution:
– Maybe there is a problem with big egos.
After many coaching names have fallen away in PSG’s quest for replacement to Carlo Ancelotti Laurent Blanc was appointed two weeks ago. The Frenchman has been coaching Bordeaux three seasons, and the French national team in Euro 2012. After that, however, he has been out of work for a year – before PSG called him.
– “Unemployment” is not the right word. It’s a complicated business. Even coaches who already have jobs were contacted before those who are without a job. There are things we have to live with, says Blanc in a long interview with French l’Equipe.
With the new job in the big betting PSG Blanc meets a situation where his club is paired with world players such as Edinson Cavani. According to several medias the Napoli striker is as good as done for the French capital club. Something Blanc does not wish to acknowledge.
– It is true that the club follows a player and if he can join us, I am glad. We are not alone in wanting him. But if we can succeed in recruiting him it would be a great sporting supplements and an enormous strength to Paris Saint-Germain.
While the Cavani rumors the club was also rumored to let go of the club’s current star striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But Blanc prefer to talk about how players can work together in PSG.
– They are compatible. Looking at the style of play they complement each other well. But they must not only make it in the game but also in the mind. Since they are two big players so you should be fine. Maybe there is a problem with big egos, but the club must come before everything. We must be bold but also strike a balance and make sure that the players, regardless of status, comply with our philosophy.
According to several sources, Blanc has called and talked with Zlatan, something that surprised the striker. But Blanc says in the interview that he talked to his Swedish star.
– He will join the team next week and will train an individual program. But he should play in friendlies in Sweden (against Hammarby and Real Madrid).