Laurent Blanc
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Laurent Blanc has admitted that he would like to work abroad amid speculation that he could replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager.

Though Maurizio Sarri is widely considered the frontrunner for the role, Blanc has been linked as a more affordable alternative.

It would cost somewhere in the region of £10M to dismiss Conte, while Chelsea still have to prise Sarri away from Napoli.

Blanc, on the other hand, has been out of work for two-years. We would not have to negotiate his departure with any third party.

The Frenchman is an affordable and realistically attainable option, and by the sound of things he’d be willing to embark on life in the Premier League.

The former Paris Saint-Germain manager is quoted by ESPN revealing his desire to work abroad, as well as the reasons behind his hiatus in management:

“When you have done three years in Paris, it’s wearing. I needed to take a breather. I’m very happy with that, because I’m someone who takes an interest in things outside of football.”

“I have some demands in relation to myself. I would like to prove to myself that I’m capable of coaching abroad.”

Is Blanc the right man to take us forward, Blues? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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