Paris - Paris St-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has extended
his contract with the French champions until 2018, the club said in a statement
"Laurent Blanc is now tied to the capital's club until
30 June, 2018," PSG said on its official Twitter feed.
Former France international Blanc arrived at PSG in 2013
after Italian Carlo Ancelotti left for Real Madrid, despite the initial
reservations of the club's Qatari owners who wanted a bigger-name manager.
But the 50-year-old had his contract extended in 2014, and
has so far won eight trophies with the Parisians, last year achieving an
unprecedented domestic quadruple.
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And PSG are riding high in the French top-flight this
season, with a lead of 24 points over nearest rivals Monaco with only 13 more
matches to play.
PSG are also still in contention for the French Cup and
But the real aim for the French giants is a first-ever
Champions League crown after bowing out at the quarter-final stage for the past
PSG take on struggling Premier League Champions Chelsea at
home on Tuesday in the first-leg of their round of 16 clash.For
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