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Blanc Joins PSG; Ancelotti Moves to Real
Reuters, June 25th, 2013 2:03PM

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The Paris Saint-Germain coaching saga came to an end on Tuesday when the Ligue 1 champion appointed former Laurent Blanc as the club’s new coach on a two-year deal. The 47-year-old previously coached France until Les Bleus lost in the quarterfinal of Euro 2012 to Spain. Before that, he led Girondins Bordeaux to the French title in 2009. According to French media, Roberto Mancini, Fabio Capello, Andre Villas-Boas, Frank Rijkaard, Manuel Pellegrini, Rafa Benitez, Michael Laudrup and Guus Hiddink had all been approached by PSG.

Blanc, a former World Cup winner with France in 1998, replaces Carlo Ancelotti, who was himself unveiled as Real Madrid’s new coach on Tuesday. After missing out on Neymar, who decided to join Barcelona, Ancelotti’s first task at the Bernabeu will be to try and prize Gareth Bale away from Tottenham Hotspur. The AP says the Italian must also try to solve three problems inherited from former coach Jose Mourinho: find a away to break Barca’s dominance in the Spanish league, win the coveted 10th UEFA Champions League title after losing in the semis three years in a row, and lastly, he must decide whether to return captain Iker Casillas to the starting lineup after Mourinho benched him in favor of Diego Lopez

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