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Blanc offered new PSG deal - report

November 26, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent,

Paris Saint-Germain have offered Laurent Blanc a two-year contract extension just four months after the former France coach took charge, according to Le Parisien.

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GettyImagesBlanc is proving to be more than a stop-gap at PSG.

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Blanc, 48, was appointed successor to Carlo Ancelotti at the Parc des Princes in late June after the club's well-publicised search for a new coach. After being rejected by a number of high-profile candidates, their decision to bring in Blanc was seen as a default option, with the former Bordeaux and France coach thought merely to be an interim appointment.

That impression was reinforced by the deal he signed in June, which contains financial incentives heavily weighted towards the current season with Blanc's salary set to drop to a modest 35,000 euros-per-month for the 2014-15 campaign.

However, Blanc's unbeaten start to Ligue 1 and the fact he has already all but steered the French title-holders into the knockout phase of the Champions League has so impressed PSG's Qatari owners they have reportedly already decided to extend his stay in the dugout.

According to Le Parisien, Blanc's new agreement, which would be effective immediately upon signing, would run through to 2016 on the condition he wins the French title in 2014-15.

It would also reportedly increase his salary from the 4.8 million euros he will receive this season to closer to the annual six million euros Ancelotti earned while in the French capital.

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