Ex-Manchester United centre back Laurent Blanc in a recent interview has opened up about taking the reigns at Old Trafford after the Red Devils sacked David Moyes and appointed Louis Van Gaal.
Blanc is currently out of a job after he finished his three-year stint with Man United’s Champions League RO 16 opponents Paris Saint Germain back in 2016.
“I had a call from a director, I’d prefer not to say who, and some discussion,” Blanc told The Times.
“But I was in Paris so it was very difficult for me to leave. We kept in touch but they went with Van Gaal in the end.”
According to Sky Sports, Blanc was also in consideration to take over the hot seat after Jose Mourinho’s unceremonious departure back in December but Ole Gunnar Solksjaer pipped him to the spot.
The World Cup winner is keen to resume his managerial career and a stint in the Premier League is high up on his list of agendas.
“Managing in England is a big ambition,” he said. “I have big experience at Paris.
“It’s difficult for me to go to another club in France. I want a different challenge in England, Spain or Italy. I played in those countries, I know them, so I keep going to games and I see what calls come in.”