Former Man Utd star appears to tell club to SACK him as manager in bizarre rant after 4-1 home loss | The Sun
A LEGENDARY former Manchester United defender has bizarrely appeared to tell his club to SACK HIM as manager.
French World Cup-winning icon Laurent Blanc signed for Sir Alex Ferguson in 2001.
He spent two years with United and won the Premier League title in 2003 before hanging up his boots, as Fergie hailed the veteran as “brilliant”.
Blanc has gone on to forge a career for himself in management, which started with a three-year spell in charge of Bordeaux.
He then took charge of France from 2010 to 2012 and later joined Paris Saint-Germain.
His time in the dug-out looked to be over following his departure from Parc des Princes in 2016 but four years later he returned to join Qatari side Al-Rayyan.
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He stayed in the Middle East until he took over Olympique Lyon last October, but now it seems that trouble could be on the horizon following his strange post-match interview.
The 57-year-old’s side have made a miserable start to the Ligue 1 campaign and sit rock bottom of the table after two successive defeats.
Lyon were beaten 2-1 at Strasbourg last weekend before they were thumped 4-1 on home turf in front of an angry crowd by Montpellier.
Blanc was asked after the game by Amazon Prime what he feels can be done in order to change Lyon’s current predicament.
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And he produced an extraordinary reply.
Blanc sternly said to the reporter: “Change the manager.”
The ex-centre half has only won just under half of his matches at the helm and his comment will add further scrutiny over his job.
He guided them to a seventh-placed finish last term.
However, former Wolves boss Bruno Lage is reportedly being lined up as a potential replacement should their form fail to improve.
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