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Next Chelsea manager: 52-year-old tells Chelsea he is ready to take the job

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Chelsea managerial target Laurent Blanc has revealed his interest in returning to club management ahead of next season. The 52-year-old World Cup winner said this in a recent interview when quizzed about his current plans.

The manager who has been linked with a move to London club Chelsea was quoted as saying: “I would like to prove to myself that I am able to train abroad. You know as much as I do about the coaching market.

“There are many coaches on the market. If a new project arrives, I will consider it. Otherwise, I will reorient myself on something else.”

He also expressed his intention of coaching outside his native country France if the opportunity arises. Blanc has been without a job since for quite some time now. However, he is highly favoured to be the next Chelsea manager with uncertainty over Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge.

However, the Blues are still persistent with the pursuit of former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri. Blanc was rumoured to have agreed to terms with Chelsea. However, it remains to be seen if Chelsea and Conte would agree on a settlement with the Italian demanding a £10 million compensation fee.

Chelsea finished a disappointing fifth position, failing to defend their title and losing out of the Champions League. Blanc last coached French Giants PSG where he spent three successful years with the Parisien outfit.

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