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Laurent Blanc

Laurent Blanc
Personal information
Full nameLaurent Robert Blanc
Date of birth19 November 1965(age 50)
Place of birthAlès, France
Height1.92 m
Playing position[[Defender)
Club information
Current clubFrance (manager)

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Laurent Robert Blanc (-frloʁɑ̃ blɑ̃; born 19 November 1965 in Alès) is a French association football manager and former player. He is the head coach of the French national team, having replaced Raymond Domenech in the wake of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He was previously the manager of Bordeaux. Blanc formerly played professional football for numerous clubs, notably Montpellier, Barcelona, Marseille, Internazionale, and Manchester United, often operating in the sweeper position. He is also a former French international, playing in several international tournaments, which includes the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000, both of which France won. On 28 June 1998, Blanc scored the first golden goal in World Cup history against Paraguay. Blanc has the nickname Le Président, which was given to him following his stint at Marseille in tribute to his leadership skills.

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