Potential Unai Emery replacements – Laurent Blanc: The pros and cons

Blanc

One name that does not seem to be widely mentioned as a potential Unai Emery replacement is Laurent Blanc.

Laurent Blanc is one of the most underrated managers in Europe and it is a little surprising that he hasn’t been given a new assignment by another team since he left PSG. Could he be the man to make Arsenal great again?

Pros

Blanc had a fine playing career which ended after his time with Manchester United in 2003. Since then he has gone on to build a stellar career as a manager.

He beat all comers to the league and cups in France in the 2008/2009 season as manager of Bordeaux and repeated the trick as manager of PSG in the 2013/2014, 2014/2015, and 2015/2016 season.

He has a solid winning record and would take nothing more than being handed the job to change this Arsenal side.
Blanc has an average winning ratio of 65 per cent and has a reputation for developing young talents, he could be perfect for Arsenal right now.

Cons

Blanc’s lack of experience in club management outside France makes him a major gamble for any team taking him on.

The 53-year-old also didn’t achieve much in European football despite having the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ezekiel Lavezzi at his disposal.

Blanc isn’t the most high profile manager around and that could affect his chances at the Emirates

He has been out of the game for three years now, maybe he no longer has the same desire he once had.

This is the twentieth in a series of articles that I will be doing and all words are my own perception and opinion.

Updated: November 17, 2019 — 8:32 pm

2 Comments

  1. No. Not interested
    Better options out there

    He is a better choice then some of the previous names mentioned though

  2. Arsenal need someone who is a proven
    winner of trophies. There is no guarantee such a guy would win all or most of the time.
    He would of course as a first step
    stiffen the defence. Then we shall see

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