Why Leeds should consider Laurent Blanc as their next manager

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

Leeds United look like having a new manager by the end of the day and it would be a masterstroke if it turns out to be the Frenchman.

Laurent Blanc

Leeds United fans are waiting on tenterhooks with an official announcement regarding their next manager expected by the end of the day.

Whites owner Andrea Radrizzani's not-so-cryptic tweet on Thursday morning has sent social media into meltdown as supporters try to second-guess the Italian, with a whole host of names mentioned and potentially ruled out by those in the know.

PSG coach Laurent Blanc

While the usual suspects have been mentioned time and time again - the ones the bookies are hoping to make a sizable profit on - there is one out-of-work manager whose appointment would be an absolute masterstroke from Radrizzani.

Laurent Blanc has been without a job since leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season and while it would take one hell of an offer to tempt him to move to Elland Road, he is exactly the type of big name  the sleeping giants need.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

The excitement that accompanied Radrizzani's full takeover has quickly been replaced by frustration among the club's fans, as Massimo Cellino's successor has taken his time to fill the vacant role left after Garry Monk's shock resignation.

The only way to quickly win them back is to pull off an appointment that not only appeases them but makes it clear just how invested he is in Leeds.

Blanc will be well aware of Leeds' history from his time playing in England and if he wants to prove his credentials at a very different type of side to PSG, building a squad ready for promotion rather than buying ready-made superstars, Leeds  is the perfect canvas.

His time at Bordeaux proved what he is capable of as he guided them to the Ligue 1 title, just as we would go on to do at PSG, and while it is left-field and unlikely  suggestion, Blanc and Leeds could be a match made in Heaven.

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

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