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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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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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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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PSG do not want to let Carlo Ancelotti leave

Carlo Ancelotti wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain. But now it seems like PSG wants to stop the move.
– You have to respect your contract says president Nasser al-Khelaifi to Beln Sport.
Yesterday we wrote that the Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has submitted a transfer request to the club.
– We had a meeting this afternoon and I have asked to leave the club. But we have to wait for the response from the club. They need a few days to make a decision, said Carlo Ancelotti on Sunday.

Now the PSG president stated that the club already decided. Ancelotti will not leave Paris.
– He said he wants to leave us for Real Madrid. I said it was not possible because he has a year left on the contract. It is our decision, says president Nasser al-Khelaifi to Beln Sport.
– That is his problem, not ours. We have even offered him a contract extension. When you are under a contract, you must respect it.

In an interview with Al Jazeera the president says that he believes the 53-year-old already agreed with Real.
– I think he has already signed a pre-contract with Real Madrid. But I expect that Madrid have not written a complete agreement with him, they would end up in legal trouble if they did, said al-Khelaifi.

Also in news today it has been confirmed that Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid. The likely club for Mourinho to go to would be Chelsea but there still is some hope among PSG fans that Jose Mourinho would end up in PSG instead in a direct trade of coaches between Real Madrid and PSG.

There have also been rumors that Fabio Capello will take over the coaching role in PSG if Carlo Ancelotti were to leave.

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Fabio Capello to join PSG

Carlo Ancelotti is still the coach of the French expectant league champions Paris Saint Germain. But since February of this year, there have been behind the scenes more or less clear that Ancelotti is leaving the club and Real Madrid are said to be the next target of the trip for the Italian.
– It could be hours before it becomes official that he is leaving, said a source in Milan who is intimately familiar with Ancelotti.

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zlatan career

The same source states that Paris Saint Germains management now, behind the scenes, are discussing a new name and that one of them they think is best, is another Italian great coach Fabio Capello.

Something that is confirmed by another Italian contact:
– The management in Paris Saint Germain know they have to replace Ancelotti with another really big name. Otherwise they really think some of the the big players might leave. Thiago Silva is courted hard by Barcelona and if he goes it will be even harder to keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic, said the source, adding:
– Capello is one of the names mentioned.

Fabio Capello has contracts with the Russian Football Federation over the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the question is whether it is possible to redeem him – and if he wants.
– Capello is recognized as a man that is fond of money and PSG can offer very big money. But yes, it’s a very difficult business to get into, we’ll see what happens, says the source.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was coached by Fabio Capello at Juventus, 2004 to 2006 so they both know each other quite well. When it comes to Juventus interest in Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a fierce internal struggle going on between coach Antonio Conte and the club management about the investments this coming season.

It has been very chilly between Conte and Marotta and president Andrea Agnelli. Conte threatened to leave Juventus if he was not given more promises of new major players.
– Now we are in agreement, however, announced Conte and Andrea Agnelli to the media the other day. It thus seems like Conte has been forced to accept that they will not be as big as he wants – something that makes that the gold coach may be forced to drop the dream of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to join Juventus.

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