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PSG Announces Laurent Blanc Departure

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Laurent Blanc Leaves PSG

Paris, France – In an effort to grow in European soccer, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have announced the departure of current boss Laurent Blanc by mutual consent.

In a statement, PSG announced “In a respectful atmosphere, negotiations were completed on 27 June. An agreement, by common accord, preserves the interests of both parties.”

“As the club decides to head in a new direction for the management of the first team, it wishes to thank Laurent Blanc and expresses its gratitude for the work accomplished over the last three years by Laurent and his staff.”

Unai Emery, the former Sevilla coach, is expected to replace Blanc, who spent three years with PSG, winning 11 trophies.

PSG chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: As we embark on a new chapter in the development of the club, I would like to thank Laurent Blanc for everything he has achieved over the last three years, both in terms of the playing style and results. I wish him the best for his future challenges.”

The failures in European silverware is the cause for his departure, despite having success domestically.

Emery has won the Europa League for Sevilla in each of the past three seasons.

PSG have confirmed that assistant coach Jean-Louis Gasset and physical trainer Philippe Lambert also are leaving.

The announcement of Emery will be announced in a few days.