Blanc extends PSG contract

The former France defender has renewed his deal with the Ligue 1 leaders, extending his stay until 2018Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has signed a two-year contract extension, the French champions have confirmed.

PSG made the announcement on Thursday, with Blanc - the club’s most decorated coach - set to stay in the capital until June 2018.

It is just reward for Blanc, who has guided PSG to back-to-back Ligue 1 titles following his appointment in 2013.

As well as league glory, Blanc has hoisted aloft the Coupe de France (2015), Coupes de la Ligue (2014, 2015) and Trophees des Champions (2013, 2014, 2015) at the Parc des Princes.

And the 50-year-old is on track to add his trophy collection, with PSG 24 points clear atop Ligue 1 after 25 matches.

“I would like to thank the club for the faith that has been put in me,” Blanc said via the club’s official website.

“Since the beginning, I have felt honoured to work for such an ambitious club and it is extremely satisfying to coach such talented players.

“I hope that I can continue make Paris Saint-Germain a brilliant and respected ambassador of French football.”

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