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Laurent Blanc, Sam Allardyce address USMNT job rumors

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Laurent Blanc and Sam Allardyce became the first foreign managers linked to the U.S. Men's National Team job earlier this week, and both have taken the chance to address the rumors early.

Speaking to media on Wednesday, Blanc said the rumors are just that: rumors. The former Paris Saint-Germain manager has been out of coaching since departing the club in 2016 and admitted he isn't ready to jump back into the game.

Crew to move, Blanc or Big Sam for USMNT coach, and more: Freedom Kicks for October 18, 2017

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A wild day in soccer news.

Happy Wednesday folks. I'm set to head to New Orleans today for the USWNT match tomorrow, but before I do that, let me hit you with the news:

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Reports: Tottenham Hope To Complete £23m Deal For PSG Loose Cannon Serge Aurier Sooner Rather Than Later

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On the very day that Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a new five-year deal at the club, it's being reported that Tottenham are within a hair's breadth of bringing in Serge Aurier from PSG.

According to the Evening Standard, Spurs are hopeful of reaching a deal with Aurier sooner rather than later, with the Ivory Coast defender expected to sign a five-year deal.

Champions League: PSG Defender Serge Aurier Ruled Out Of Arsenal Clash After Being Refused Entry To UK

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PSG will have to do without Serge Aurier for Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Arsenal after the right-back was refused entry into the UK.

According to BBC Sport, Aurier will be forced to miss the game at the Emirates after having his entry VISArevoked by UK authorities.

This is because the 23-year-old Ivory Coast international was given a two-month suspended prison sentence in September for elbowing a police officer outside a nightclub back in May.

Official: Laurent Blanc Steps Aside As PSG Coach To Make Way For Unai Emery

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Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed today that Laurent Blanc has been released back into the wild following three successful years at the Ligue 1 goliaths.

Indeed, Blanc has won 11 trophies during his stint, making him the most successful coach in PSG'shistory though, crucially, hefailed to make itpast the quarter-final stage in the only competition that actually matters to the club's owners, the Champions League, and today has ultimately paid the price for 'only' managing to sweep the board at domestic level.

Coach Laurent Blanc leaves PSG – report

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Paris (AFP) Coach Laurent Blanc has left ambitious Paris Saint-Germain and will be handed 22 million euros to go on his way, the French newspaper L'Equipe said Thursday.

The departure of Blanc, whose position has looked increasingly tenuous after he failed to guide the French side beyond the Champions League quarter-finals, opens the way for Unai Emery, who has been heavily linked with the post and left Sevilla earlier this month.

Coach Laurent Blanc leaves PSG – report

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Paris (AFP) Coach Laurent Blanc has left ambitious Paris Saint-Germain and will be handed 22 million euros to go on his way, the French newspaper L'Equipe said Thursday.

The departure of Blanc, whose position has looked increasingly tenuous after he failed to guide the French side beyond the Champions League quarter-finals, opens the way for Unai Emery, who has been heavily linked with the post and left Sevilla earlier this month.

Tuesday Kickoff: Morata, PSG and more

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The defending UEFA Champions League holders are expected to bring back one Serie A's top strikers, at least temporarily, while the reigning Ligue 1 champions are expected to make a coaching change.

Real Madrid is prepared to bring back Alvaro Morata with the hopes of then selling the 23-year-old forward for a profit, saysJuventusgeneral manager Beppe Marotta.

Laurent Blanc agrees to PSG departure with Unai Emery set to takeover

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After three seasons in the French capital, Laurent Blanc is set to leave Paris Saint-Germain after agreeing a £15.5 million compensation fee, the coach’s agent confirmed.

PSG’s president Nasser al-Khelaifi hinted earlier this month that he could be considering managerial change after describing the season as a failure despite achieving their second successive domestic treble by winning Ligue 1, the French Cup and the League Cup.

PSG Set To Replace Laurent Blanc With Unai Emery

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Laurent Blanc's agent has confirmed that the Paris Saint-Germain manager will leave the club this week, with Unai Emery the favourite to replace him.

Blanc led PSG to glory in Ligue 1, the French Cup and the French League Cup this season, but his side were beaten by Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Blanc on brink of PSG exit, says agent

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Paris (AFP) Laurent Blanc will quit Paris Saint Germain this week, French radio station Europe 1 said on Monday, quoting the coach's agent.

"Between now and the end of the week PSG and Laurent Blanc will part company," Jean-Pierre Bernes said via Europe 1's Twitter account.

Spaniard Unai Emery, who led Sevilla to three straight Europa League titles, is widely reported to be taking over the PSG hot seat.

Blanc on brink of PSG exit, says agent

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Paris (AFP) Laurent Blanc will quit Paris Saint Germain this week, French radio station Europe 1 said on Monday, quoting the coach's agent.

"Between now and the end of the week PSG and Laurent Blanc will part company," Jean-Pierre Bernes said via Europe 1's Twitter account.

Spaniard Unai Emery, who led Sevilla to three straight Europa League titles, is widely reported to be taking over the PSG hot seat.

PSG wary of in-form Lille in League Cup final

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc knows Lille pose a serious threat to his side's chances of completing another clean sweep of the domestic trophies as the teams prepare to clash in Saturday's French League Cup final.

With the Ligue 1 title and the season-opening Champions Trophy already in the bag, PSG are bidding to win the League Cup for the third year on the bounce before returning to the Stade de France for a French Cup final against Marseille next month.

PSG wary of in-form Lille in League Cup final

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc knows Lille pose a serious threat to his side's chances of completing another clean sweep of the domestic trophies as the teams prepare to clash in Saturday's French League Cup final.

With the Ligue 1 title and the season-opening Champions Trophy already in the bag, PSG are bidding to win the League Cup for the third year on the bounce before returning to the Stade de France for a French Cup final against Marseille next month.

PSG Makes Offer To Mourinho

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For months I had been convinced that Jose Mourinho was heading to Manchester United to replace Louis van Gaal.

United need a big name manager to offset the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and the Special One is guaranteed to bring trophies back to Old Trafford.

United were in the drivers seat with Mourinho in that all the other big European clubs were either happy with their current managers or had just hired new ones.

PSG left haunted by familiar feeling of failure

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Paris Saint-Germain have some serious soul-searching to do after once again coming up short in the Champions League as they exited the competition at the hands of Manchester City on Tuesday.

A 1-0 defeat in England saw PSG lose 3-2 on aggregate as they became the first team to lose in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in four consecutive seasons.

PSG left haunted by familiar feeling of failure

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Paris Saint-Germain have some serious soul-searching to do after once again coming up short in the Champions League as they exited the competition at the hands of Manchester City on Tuesday.

A 1-0 defeat in England saw PSG lose 3-2 on aggregate as they became the first team to lose in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in four consecutive seasons.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic silenced his doubters, says PSG coach Blanc

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc said that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had answered his critics by inspiring his team to victory over Chelsea in the Champions League last 16.

Ibrahimovic created the opening goal for Adrien Rabiot and then volleyed in a 67th-minute winner as French champions PSG won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to complete a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic silenced his doubters, says PSG coach Blanc

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc said that Zlatan Ibrahimovic had answered his critics by inspiring his team to victory over Chelsea in the Champions League last 16.

Ibrahimovic created the opening goal for Adrien Rabiot and then volleyed in a 67th-minute winner as French champions PSG won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to complete a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Chelsea v PSG - Blanc and Hiddink talk of the man who could make the difference - Diego Costa.

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Tonight Chelsea face PSG in the biggest game of our season so far and we are looking for a big players to shine, none more so than Diego Costa and he has the chance to be the difference.

As we know, up to the return of Guus Hiddink at the club, Costa had built himself a reputation of looking for a fight as much as scoring goals as demonstrated in the latter part of Jose Mourinho's tenure.

Chelsea - PSG: Preview and Lineups Prediction

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Chelsea host Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening in a scenario that will be all too familiar for Blues fans.

With an away goal in hand thanks to John Obi Mikel, the home side have a decent shout of progressing to the quarter finals. A 1-0 win would be enough for Chelsea to go through, but if the Ligue 1 side find the net, things become far more complicated.

Verratti and Matuidi boost for PSG ahead of Chelsea clash

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Monday named midfielders Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi among his group traveling to London for Wednesday's crunch Champions League clash at Chelsea.

Both Verratti and Matuidi are fighting for fitness after suffering a groin injury and thigh problem respectively.

Verratti and Matuidi boost for PSG ahead of Chelsea clash

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc on Monday named midfielders Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi among his group traveling to London for Wednesday's crunch Champions League clash at Chelsea.

Both Verratti and Matuidi are fighting for fitness after suffering a groin injury and thigh problem respectively.

PSG 2-1 Chelsea: A vital away goal and Chelsea performance!

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Chelsea scored a vital away goal and gave a performance that despite losing 2-1, Will give Laurent Blanc and his Parisian side something to think about in three weeks time.

Everyone expected a depleted Chelsea side to sit back, remain compact and play defensive ahead of the game. With John Terry and Nemanja Matic missing it looked as though Guus Hiddink would set his stall out to come away from the first leg with a result and to still be well in the tie.

PSG To Fine Serge Aurier €180k, Banish Player To Reserves For Rest Of Season After Periscope Nonsense

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Full-back Serge Aurier took no part in PSG's 2-1 Champions League win against Chelsea on Tuesday evening after being suspended by his club overhis now infamous slagging off of coach Laurent Blanc and team-mates on social media. However, according to Canal+,the Ligue 1 giants have nowdecided on what the player's punishment should be for the rest of the season.

PSG v Chelsea: Without question, the pressure is all on PSG tonight.

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The Champions League is Europe's premier club competition and something you MUST win before you can call yourselves one of the continents big clubs. Make no mistake, the pressure is on Laurent Blanc and his team to deliver!

I guess in a way you could say that PSG are similar to Manchester City in that they have made huge investments in the playing staff and the club infrastructure but still find themselves lacking in the Champions League.

PSG Suspend Serge Aurier After Full-Back Slags Off Manager Laurent Blanc And Team-Mates On Periscope (Video)

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We all get the value, for clubs, of getting their players on social media, but sometimes it can all go horribly wrong. On Saturday, Ivorian full-back Serge Aurier did a Periscope question and answer session, with incredible results whichhave since prompted his club PSG to suspend the player.

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Aurier was an used sub for Ligue 1 leaders PSG on Saturday, with his side playing out a disappointing 0-0 draw with Lille.

Ibrahimovic hands PSG slender victory at Toulouse

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Not for the first time, Paris Saint-Germain were grateful to Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the Swede's second-half goal secured a 1-0 win away to Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

It was far from a vintage performance from the champions and relegation-threatened Toulouse were unlucky not to take anything from the game on the day their refurbished stadium was officially inaugurated before a crowd of more than 30,000.

Ibrahimovic hands PSG slender victory at Toulouse

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Not for the first time, Paris Saint-Germain were grateful to Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the Swede's second-half goal secured a 1-0 win away to Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

It was far from a vintage performance from the champions and relegation-threatened Toulouse were unlucky not to take anything from the game on the day their refurbished stadium was officially inaugurated before a crowd of more than 30,000.

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Guardiola, Ancelotti begin European quest with new clubs

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Paris (AFP) AFP Sports looks ahead to Tuesday's opening round of group matches in the Champions League as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City kick off their respective European campaigns (all kick-offs 1945 GMT):

Group A

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Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Arsenal (ENG)

Under-pressure PSG coach Unai Emery makes his Champions League bow with his new charges after leading Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League titles.

PSG boss hints at Blanc departure

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Paris (AFP) The future of Laurent Blanc as Paris Saint-Germain coach was thrown into grave doubt on Friday after the chairman of the big-spending French champions said major changes were afoot.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi in April insisted that Blanc, who has been head coach at Qatari-owned PSG since 2013, would stay on despite failing once again to get past the quarter-final stages of the Champions League.

PSG boss hints at Blanc departure

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Paris (AFP) The future of Laurent Blanc as Paris Saint-Germain coach was thrown into grave doubt on Friday after the chairman of the big-spending French champions said major changes were afoot.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi in April insisted that Blanc, who has been head coach at Qatari-owned PSG since 2013, would stay on despite failing once again to get past the quarter-final stages of the Champions League.

Ibrahimovic crowned France’s football player of year

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was voted France's Ligue 1 player of the year for a record third time on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic won the award, voted for by his peers, ahead of PSG team-mate Angel Di Maria, Nice forward Hatem Ben Arfa and Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra after scoring 35 goals in the capital club's romp to a fourth straight French title.

Ibrahimovic crowned France’s football player of year

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Paris (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was voted France's Ligue 1 player of the year for a record third time on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic won the award, voted for by his peers, ahead of PSG team-mate Angel Di Maria, Nice forward Hatem Ben Arfa and Marseille midfielder Lassana Diarra after scoring 35 goals in the capital club's romp to a fourth straight French title.

Laurent Blanc extends PSG contract until 2018

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Paris St-Germain said Thursday that coach Laurent Blanc has extended his contract until 2018, giving him a free rein for the tough Champions League campaign ahead.

Blanc's current deal runs out at the end of the season and the club's wealthy Qatari owners moved to tie in the 50-year-old to a new contract without waiting to see how the side do in looming decisive Champions League clashes.

Laurent Blanc extends PSG contract until 2018

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Paris St-Germain said Thursday that coach Laurent Blanc has extended his contract until 2018, giving him a free rein for the tough Champions League campaign ahead.

Blanc's current deal runs out at the end of the season and the club's wealthy Qatari owners moved to tie in the 50-year-old to a new contract without waiting to see how the side do in looming decisive Champions League clashes.

Blanc says Cavani’s behavior must improve

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc criticized the behavior of striker Edinson Cavani on Tuesday, claiming the Uruguayan needed to improve his attitude off the pitch.

"Football is a team sport and you can't just do what you want," Blanc told reporters. "'Edi' is a generous guy and team player on the pitch, but as part of the group, he hasn't done what he has to do.

Blanc says Cavani’s behavior must improve

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc criticized the behavior of striker Edinson Cavani on Tuesday, claiming the Uruguayan needed to improve his attitude off the pitch.

"Football is a team sport and you can't just do what you want," Blanc told reporters. "'Edi' is a generous guy and team player on the pitch, but as part of the group, he hasn't done what he has to do.

Blanc downplays Cavani issue, admits talking to PSG players about ‘behavioral problem’

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Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc admitted Tuesday that a "behavioral problem" concerning striker Edinson Cavani had been discussed during a team meeting at their recent training camp in Doha.

Uruguayan Cavani, 28, is said to be unhappy at being played out wide rather than his preferred central role with the French champions, faced with competition from Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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PSG - Chelsea: Preview and Lineups Prediction

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Chelsea couldn't have asked for a more consummate performance than the 5-1 hammering of Newcastle United going into the away leg of their Champions League encounter against Paris Saint-German on Tuesday evening.

The Blues looked reminiscent of the side which ran away with the Premier League title last season though even if they produce a similar performance at the Parc des Princes, it's safe to say they would be disrupting an almighty run by taking a victory from the French capital.