Saturday, 3rd May, 2014

Manchester United have sounded out Laurent Blanc about whether he would like to be considered for the vacant managerial post at Old Trafford – but the current Paris Saint-Germain coach has declared himself out of the running.

The English champions are looking to appoint a new boss following their decision to sack David Moyes last month, despite the former Everton manager signing a six-year contract last summer.

Ryan Giggs is in interim charge, while current Holland coach Louis van Gaal is expected to be appointed to the post.

However, according to French daily Le Parisien, Blanc was sounded out about the role.


However, the PSG coach's long-time assistant, Jean-Louis Gasset, has no desire to leave France for England. And that contributed towards the former Manchester United defender informing his old club he does not wish to be considered for the post.

Blanc currently has PSG on course to retain their Ligue 1 title, while he led the club to the quarter-finals of the Champions League this term.

The 48-year-old finished his career as a player with Manchester United, with a spell from 2001 until 2003.

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