Man Utd icon Laurent Blanc ‘wanted by Morocco to lead their World Cup campaign in Qatar this year’

FORMER Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc is wanted by Morocco to lead their World Cup campaign.

Vahid Halilhodzic is currently the boss of the Atlas Lions but Morocco are said to be considering getting rid of the Bosnian despite him leading them to Qatar qualification.

Laurent Blanc is wanted by Morocco and Nigeria


Laurent Blanc is wanted by Morocco and NigeriaCredit: Getty – Contributor

And they have eyed former Paris Saint-Germain boss Blanc as his replacement, according to French Football News.

It appears Blanc is a man in high demand as Nigeria are also considering appointing the Frenchman.

The Super Eagles are still on the hunt for a permanent manager after sacking Gernot Rohr before the Africa Cup of Nations.

Temporary boss Augustine Eguavoen failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup so will not take the team forward.

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But Morocco could have the upper hand in appealing to Blanc as he would have the opportunity to manage in the World Cup.

He also has experience managing in Qatar having spent more than a year at first division side Al-Rayyan.

Blanc was dismissed from that position in February but is a manager of considerable experience following spells at France, PSG and Bordeaux.

He has won Ligue Un four times, once with Bordeaux, and also won the Coupe de France on two occasions.


If he does take charge of Morocco his first action as manager could be to mend the relationship with Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech.

The winger announced his retirement from international football last month after falling out with Halilhodzic.

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