Potential problems between Zlatan and Blanc

Laurent Blanc celebrated the biggest star in Paris SG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But beneath the surface there is a conflict that can genuinely disturbe the relationship between the new coach and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Blanc’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes, has sued Mino Raiola for 7.8 million Euro. When Laurent Blanc yesterday afternoon officially was unveiled as Paris SG’s new coach at a press conference in Paris, he was quick to pay tribute to the team’s Swedish superstar.
– Ibrahimovic has revealed that he is professional in every way. I want him to show the way with his attitude, taking with him the others at a high level – our goal will be high, said Blanc.

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zlatan career

Many wonder how Blanc, fired as French coach after Euro 2012, which was far from PSG’s first choice to handle a star like Zlatan. There is also a view that not as many are aware of and are likely to obscure the relationship between Blanc and Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan’s agent and close friend, Mino Raiola, for a time tried to find a new club for PSG player Blaise Matuidi and the midfielder is now be close to a move to Manchester City. Matuidi is not Raiolas players but under contract with the controversial French star agent Jean-Pierre Bernes. Bernes’s is close friend and agent of Laurent Blanc.

Matuidi has through a letter trying to get out of the contract with Bernes. The French agent recently responded by suing Raiola and Matuidi in French court through his lawyer Carlo Brusa:
– We oppose the legality of the termination of the agreement. The letter is rubbish. He (Raiola) has violated all the rules by offering the player to the big clubs in Europe, including England, to get him to leave PSG, said Brusa to Le Parisien.

Raiola has commented on Radio Monte Carlo:
– Matuidi has a contract with an agent in France. That’s all I need to know.
– It is a shame that Ancelotti leaves but that’s what happens. Zlatan stays in PSG. Laurent Blanc is a big name that will be respected.

Blanc explained yesterday what he expects of PSG players and also signaled how he wants to show his authority:
– In the locker room it is French that apply.

Remains to be seen how Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who does not speak French, will obey it.

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Laurent Blanc confirmed as new PSG coach

Carlo Ancelotti has been on his way to leave Paris Saint-Germain and the last week all the rumors has been about the most likely possible replacements which is Laurent Blanc, 47. Today PSG confirms that the French coach and former star player, takes over as coach of the French capital club.

“PSG’s mission for Laurent Blanc is to continue the already started hike to the top of Europe,” the club writes on its website.

PSG enter a two-year contract with Laurent Blanc, who comes from the job as coach of the French national team – a job he left after Euro 2012.

zlatan Ibrahimovic

zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce that Laurent Blanc arrives as new coach over the next two years. He will train the team when training resumes on July 1st,” PSG states on their website.

With Laurent Blanc PSG gets a coach who has experience in Ligue 1 as both player and coach. Between 2007 and 2010 he trained Bourdeaux. First season he received the price for this year’s coach after a second place and the second season at the club, he won the league.

As a player Blanc won the World Championship gold in 1998 and European Championships in 2000. He played for Marseille, Montpellier, Barcelona, ​​Manchester United and Milan at club level.

Carlo Ancelotti, who trained PSG over the past one and a half seasons was presented at the same time as the new coach of Real Madrid. Under Ancelotti PSG ended the past season with winning the league in France and in the Champions League they went out in the quarter-finals against Barcelona after a close encounter.

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Mino Raiola says Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay

Laurent Blanc, 47, is expected to be presented as new PSG coach. Then Mino Raiola comes with a promise.
– Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at PSG, says the agent.

There have been rumors about if Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay or not in Paris Saint-Germain. There is interest from Napoli, but perhaps most importantly from Juventus. The Swedish superstar has had a strong bond with coach Carlo Ancelotti – who is leaving for Real Madrid – and as recently as May, came reports that he has set an ultimatum to PSG
– If Ancelotti disappears there is no chance that “Ibra” remains, said a source then.

Zlatan Ibrahimovics PSG jersey

Zlatan Ibrahimovics PSG jersey

But Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola continues to stand up for himself. There will be no move to Serie A – at least not this summer.
– I repeat: Ibrahimovic will stay at PSG. Laurent Blanc is a big name and he will be respected, he says to prestigious L’Equipe as a result of the coaching change.
Ibrahimovic – who marched home top scorer in Ligue 1 with his 30 goals – has a contract until 2015. And PSG fans get reassurance even in terms of the star Thiago Silva, who is said to be “number one priority” for Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova.

Silva’s agent Paulo Tonietto have spoken to JDD:
– He thrives in Paris and is going to stay. Laurent Blanc is a good choice for a coach. He has led the French national team, then he can not be bad. He is on the same level as the other names mentioned (Capello, Hiddink, Rijkaard, Villas-Boas). All are fantastic coaches, said Tonietto.
He also assures that they have not been in contact with Barcelona about a possible move. Thiago Silva has a contract with PSG until 2017.

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Zlatan will earn over 1000 million Swedish kronor

If Zlatan Ibrahimovic meets his three-year contract with PSG, he will have played in over 1000 million Swedish kronor (~$125 million) just in salary during his pro career.

When Sweden’s best paid athlete of the week took holiday after thundered into 2-0 in World Cup qualifier match against the Faroe Islands Zlatan is expecting living the good life with cars, boats and luxury accommodation. Biggest concern will be to choose how he, his partner Helena Seger and the children will divide their time between summer houses and luxury apartments in Stockholm, New York, Milan, Paris and Miami.

It has been twelve years since Zlatan Ibrahimovic was bought from Malmo FF by the Dutch top team Ajax. In the eleven years up to 2012, he changed teams five times, Ajax-Juventus-Inter-Barcelona-Milan. In total he will have earned 687 million Swedish kronor in salary alone during this time, according to the sport business. Most of the payment he received in the final years of Inter and during his years in Barcelona, ​​where his annual salary was around 120 million Swedish kronor.

zlatan career information

zlatan career information

Last summer Zlatan wrote a three-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). During the past year, he has helped PSG win the French league title. And he has signed for a salary of 113 million.

If all calculations are correct, this means that Zlatan Ibrahimovic (whose first name means “gold” in South Slavic) earned nearly 800 million Swedish kronor just in salary payments during his twelve year-long pro career. Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s sponsorship contract, which according to Forbes magazine valued at SEK 16 million in just the last twelve months, are not included in the sum. Neither his proceeds from the book “I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘which sold over 700,000 copies in Sweden and was exported to another 18 countries.

But Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s career is not over yet. If Zlatan finishes his three-year contract with PSG, he can look forward to the same salary (113 million Swedish kronor) for two more years. This means that Ibrahimovic’s total payroll passes 1000 million Swedish kronor mark in early 2015.

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Laurent Blanc to coach Zlatan and PSG

PSG got rejected by Fabio Capello. Now they are instead mostly focusing on that Laurent Blanc will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s new coach. The French national team legend and former coach is in advanced stage of negotiations with the club, writes both Le Parisien and L’Equipe.

Earlier this week, it seemed to be almost ready. Several French and Italian media stated that Fabio Capello, 67, would take over Paris Saint-Germain – but that deal now seems rejected by Fabio Capello as we wrote yesterday.

The Italian, with a long and digested credit, turned down PSG and will remain as coach of Russia.
Let’s see, instead, a former French national coach out to take over the club. According to both Le Parisien, L’Equipe, among others, Laurent Blanc is in advanced stage of negotiations with PSG.

The 47-year-old – with close to 100 games as a player in the CV – led Bordeaux to the Ligue 1 title in 2009, but has not committed to any assignment since he was fired from the French national team after the Euro fiasco last year.

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zlatan career

Names as Frank Rijkaard, Andre Villas-Boas, Michael Laudrup, Guus Hiddink, Roberto Mancini and Rafa Benitez have said no to the offer from PSG – but now it appears as Laurent Blanc is close signing with the Paris club.

Paris Saint Germain’s current coach, Carlo Ancelotti, is in agreement with Real Madrid and will be leaving for the Spanish giant when Paris SG made ​​it clear with his replacement. Is this the final say in who will be Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘s new coach or will we see even more rumors in the near weeks?

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Fabio Capello turns down PSG

There will be no reunion for Fabio Capello and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Fabio Capello turns down PSG –  Paris Saint Germain’s bid.
– I’m staying in Russia, says Capello to Russian Sovetskij Sports

Capello’s son and agent Pierfilippo told Football Italia that no negotiations are underway with Paris Saint-Germain about his dad. The meeting with PSG’s sporting director was instead regarding some players.

According to international media, negotiations have begun, but it has fallen on that Paris Saint-Germain just wanted to hire the Italian for a year and then solicit Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger.

Fabio Capello is the coach of Russia and the Russian Federation pointed out in a press release that Capello will fulfill his contract which runs out next year.

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Zlatan voted best player in PSG

PSG fans love Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Now we have it in black and white after they voted for the Swede as player of the year in the club. There was a poll on the club’s website about this years best player and Zlatan Ibrahimovic was voted the year’s best player during the season. He got 25 percent of the votes and won before Matuidi and Pastore. And it is not so surprising. Ibra scored 30 goals and won the top scorer and played obviously a big role in PSG’s first league gold in 19 years.

zlatan Ibrahimovic

zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan finished off a productive 2012 with a hat-trick against Valenciennes and stopped after the first half of the season on 18 goals and titled as autumn champions. And 2013 gave us more of the same. He finished 11 goals before the second placed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Saint-Etienne. It was a fantastic season from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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Fabio Capello to coach PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets a new coach. And most likely it becomes an old acquaintance, according to French and Italian media. Fabio Capello is taking over Paris Saint-Germain.

Carlo Ancelotti has already announced his intention to leave PSG for Real Madrid. Since then it has been rumored that names like Roberto Mancini, Andre Villas-Boas and Leonardo to take over the club.

Sky Italia and French L’Equipe writes during Tuesday night about an impending deal. According to Sky Italia, Fabio Capello and his son, who is also his agent, have landed in Paris on Tuesday evening.

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zlatan the striker

 

Even a month ago it was reported about a possible appointment and the beginning of June Fabio Capello commented about it: 
– I have not had any contact with PSG, but you should never say never in life. But for now, this is really such that I work in Russia, he told Sovietskiy Sports.

The Italian is since autumn 2012 coach of Russia, and is meant to guide the team over the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. PSG must therefore solve Capello from the contract – it is stated cost € 3 million – to get him to Paris.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had Fabio Capello during his time in Juventus 2004-2006. The two had their fights on several occasions. In recent years however, Zlatan Ibrahimovic expressed his deep respect for Fabio Capello. 

Among other things, Zlatan told how Capello lectured on Marco van Basten closed technique for him.  Zlatan wrote nearly an entire chapter in his autobiography “I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic ‘to Fabio Capello:
“I like men with power and attitude and Capello believed in me.
‘You have nothing to prove, I know who you are and what you can, he said one of the first few days, and it gave me peace of mind.’ ”

What do you think about the Fabio Capello rumors. Do you want him to coach Zlatan and PSG or do you prefer some other coach?

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Zlatan in new Juventus rumors

Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to be of big interest to the Italian transfer market. Now also Juventus president Beppe Marotta risks to get rid of his job – and Pavel Nedved can take his place.
In this case Zlatan Ibrahimovic can be the former star midfielder’s first transfer target.
– Who would not want Ibra? I hope to see him return, Nedved said Sunday night in Italian television.

A statement that made headlines, quite consciously, as a strategy, and part of the game behind the white-black scenes. For although Juventus lead outwardly said that it will not solicit Zlatan this is most likely not the last word.

Both coach Antonio Conte and Pavel Nedved would still have Zlatan. Nedved, who sits in the Juventus board, have close contact with agent Mino Raiola.
– Ibra just recently said that he does not know if he’s still there. And Ancelotti is likely to be ready anytime for Real, says a source in Turin and continues:
– Why Nedved not given up hope. Both he and Conte sees Ibrahimovic as the perfect winning type, the one that is needed to

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win the Champions League. Negotiations are under way in silence.

Juvents CEO Beppe Marotta has always slowed down and suggested that Zlatan is too expensive and president Andrea Agnelli has been of the same opinion. But according to consistent information from several sources is a growing dissatisfaction with Beppe Marotta. So far he has not rowed ashore the signings spoken of, as Jovetic, Tevez and Higuain. Now there is growing pressure on Marotta. In addition, he squeezed by the fact that several players like Andrea Pirlo, please see Zlatan return.

Now Juventus management have set an ultimatum. By the end of June, at least one, preferably several, big signings to be in port. Otherwise Marotta will loose his job. His contract will be renewed at the end and Andrea Agnelli is said to be about to turn in their perception of Marottas skills.
– Juve are heading towards a new management team, many want to see Nedved on Marottas place. Though many fans who want to see the symbol of Juve, who Nedved, take over. And in that case, Ibrahimovic first enlistment, according to one contact, but adds:
– Marotta has little time. But behind the scenes it’s all-out war. And Conte wants the team ready early, so we can train together players. The pressure is increasing on Marotta for every day, it opens for Zlatan.

Coach Conte is now away on honeymoon but have left a wish list and clear to the Juve management. Alongside this, Mino Raiola touch even with Napoli, where Edison Cavanis father Luis Cavani other day got out and said:
– My son wants to Real Madrid.

Zlatan mentioned that dream replacements for Cavani.
Agent Raiola and Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon reportedly had dinner recently. Zlatan’s teammate at PSG, Matuidi, should have been the main course in the transfer menu. But Ibra and a possible future at the San Paolo is reported to have been discussed. The Italian tug of war about Zlatan thus continuing training and match Napoli PSG July 30 in Naples could be very interesting for several reasons.

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Odds indicate that Zlatan will stay in PSG

The odds indicate that Zlatan will stay in PSG. If Ibrahimovic would leave it would most likely become Italy that Zlatan moves to. At least this according to odds at one of the major bookmakers on the Internet.
– But in the current situation, there is not much to be said for a move, says Urban Aheinen from the gaming company Nordicbet.

Summer and the silly season. And as always Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in focus. After a successful first season in Paris Saint Germain, where Zlatan Ibrahimovic won both the top scorer and the league title, so now the odds point on that Paris Saint-Germain’s biggest star will be there again next season.

zlatan Ibrahimovic

zlatan Ibrahimovic

Low 1.35 in odds at the betting company Nordicbet indicate that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain in the French capital in the next season.
– Zlatan thrives in Paris. PSG went far in the Champions League and showed that they can participate and challenge the best. Continuing efforts in Paris, we believe that Zlatan is keen to remain a part of the project and the team really needs Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Urban Aheinen.

However, if Zlatan Ibrahimovic after all does move, it points to Italy as according to the betting company. The most likely club to accomplish such an transition? Reigning Juventus to five times the money.
– If the plans are dashed, there is a clear choice for me and it’s Juventus. “The old lady” is back on the throne of Italy and Zlatan has a very good relationship with the club and the city. His wife Helena Seger also thrive and it is important to keep the family happy, says Urban Aheinen, but adds:
– But in the current situation, there is not much to be said for a move back to Italy. We think Zlatan is fully committed in Paris and going for new titles with the team.

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