Forum Experts

Laurent Blanc

Laurent Blanc

French Football Manager, Football Player


Laurent Blanc played for numerous football clubs, including Montpellier, Barcelona, Marseille, Internazionale and Manchester United. Mr. Blanc started his managerial career in Bordeaux in 2007, winning domestic honors including the 2008–09 League 1 title. After leaving Bordeaux in 2010, he became the manager of the French national team until 2012, leading the country to the quarterfinals of Euro 2012. In 2013, he was hired by Paris Saint-Germain, winning further honors. After three successful years with Paris Saint-Germain, he left the club in June 2016.


  • 1998 FIFA World Cup Winner
  • 2000 UEFA European Football Championship Winner
  • 2008 Ligue 1 Manager of the Year
  • 2009 French Manager of the Year
  • 2015 Ligue 1 Manager of the Year