NEWS
Wednesday September 28 2011
Blanc set for Paris Saint-Germain

Former Juventus managing director Jean Claude Blanc is reportedly set to take a similar position at ambitious French side Paris Saint-Germain.

The 48-year-old was announced as leaving the Turin club at the end of last season after five years working on the club's board.

The Frenchman played a key role in Juve's rebuilding project during their immediate years in Serie B and A after the 2006 Calciopoli trial, as well as leading the club's new stadium development right up to overseeing its opening late this summer.

According to Le Parisien, Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly offering Blanc a monthly wage of 100,000 to take on similar responsibilities at the Parc des Princes club.

The Ligue 1 side are now under the ownership of Qatar Investment Authority and have spent heavily in the summer transfer market, including buying a number of players from Serie A, including Jeremy Menez, Mohamed Sissoko, Javier Pastore and Salvatore Sirigu.

Inter Coach Leonardo also moved to the club this summer, taking a director of football role.

Blanc has also had spells overseeing management of the Winter Olympics, the Tour de France, the Paris Dakar, the French Open and Davis Cup.

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