Sky Sports: Man Utd have held talks with former United defender over managerial job

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Laurent Blanc has revealed he has previously held talks with Manchester United over potentially becoming the club’s manager, according to Sky Sports.

Blanc was in discussions with the club over taking over the managerial reigns when the Red Devils decided to sack David Moyes in 2014.

However, United opted to hire Louis Van Gaal at the time while Blanc continued in his position as Paris-Saint Germain’s boss.

The 53-year-old only left his position as the manager of PSG in 2016, and he currently remains out of managerial work for the time being.

‘I had a call from a director, I’d prefer not to say who, and some discussion,’ Blanc told The Times about becoming United’s manager in 2014.

‘But I was in Paris so it was very difficult for me to leave. We kept in touch but they went with Van Gaal in the end.’

The former United defender also insisted he does see himself managing in England at some time in the near future.

‘Managing in England is a big ambition,’ Blanc added.

‘I have big experience at Paris.

‘It’s difficult for me to go to another club in France. I want a different challenge in England, Spain or Italy. I played in those countries, I know them, so I keep going to games and I see what calls come in.’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is United’s current manager on an interim basis, however, there are increasing calls for the Norwegian to be made the side’s boss on a full-time basis.


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