Soccer-Blanc takes over as PSG coach (Reuters)

(Add details, background) PARIS, June 25 (Reuters) – Paris St Germain named Laurent Blanc as coach on a two-year contract on Tuesday, ending weeks of speculation over who would succeed Carlo Ancelotti. The 47-year-old Blanc, out of a job since departing as France coach after their Euro 2012 quarter-final exit, led Girondins Bordeaux to the French title in 2009. “Paris St Germain is delighted to announce the appointment of Laurent Blanc as coach for the next two years,” PSG said in a statement. Blanc will begin work on Monday for the start of the pre-season training. …

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