Soccer-Paris St Germain coach Laurent Blanc (Reuters)

PARIS, June 25 (Reuters) – Factbox on Laurent Blanc who was appointed coach of French Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain on Tuesday for the next two seasons. * Born on November 19, 1965 in Ales, France, 47-year-old Blanc was a majestic defensive sweeper and natural team leader in his playing days and has enjoyed early success in his managerial career. * PLAYING CAREER – Capped 97 times by France, Blanc enjoyed a glittering career at domestic and international level most notably winning the 1998 World Cup then the European Championship two years later. …

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