Speculation doing the rounds, as headed up by the news source, the Express, suggests that the Frenchman, Laurent Blanc, is set to become the new head-coach at Chelsea Football Club.
Although Antonio Conte is, officially, still the man in charge, it would appear the end is nigh for the Italian.
Our source is reporting that Blanc has held further talks with Chelsea officials over the last couple of days.
Continuing, it’s suggested that one major problem, namely who would be Blanc’s right-hand man, has been concluded.
Throughout his career, Blanc, in all his managerial posts, has been assisted by Jean-Louis Gasset.
However, Gasset is currently in charge of Saint-Etienne and has no intention of leaving his post.
To that effect, Blanc has, according to our aforementioned source, opted to bring the former Marseille and Lille coach, Franck Passi, with him, if the negotiations reach a satisfactory conclusion.
If Blanc is indeed the man for the job, it’ll be interesting to see how he adapts to the Premier League.
The former French international centre-back has limited experience of top-flight football in England, having played for Manchester United, for a short period of time.
To me, it’s one of those appointments that leave you fearing the worst, it’ll either be a roaring success of a dismal failure, I can’t see it hitting any middle ground, it is just a gut feeling I have.
But what’s your view on the possibility of Laurent Blanc succeeding Antonio Conte?
Does it make you smile or frown?
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