Alan Pardew once berated Newcastle United-linked Laurent Blanc

Alan Pardew sign copy of official match programme during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between AFC Wimbledon and Millwall at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Kingston...

Laurent Blanc has been linked with the Newcastle United managerial role.

Laurent Blanc of Inter Forever in action during The Legends Match between Spurs Legends v Inter Forever at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on March 30, 2019 in London, England.

According to The Northern Echo, Laurent Blanc is interested in becoming the new manager of Newcastle United.

Newcastle will be without a manager in the coming days, with Rafael Benitez set to leave his role at the Magpies at the end of the month.

It has been reported by The Northern Echo that former Manchester United and France international defender has already expressed his desire to manage Newcastle.

 

Blanc is without a managerial role at the moment, having parted company with Paris Saint-Germain back in 2016.

During his time as the PSG manager, Blanc won the Ligue 1 title in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Coupe de la Ligue thrice and the Coupe de France on two occasions.

It was also during his time as the PSG boss that the 53-year-old former defender was berated by then Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.

Laurent Blanc pictured inside the photo booth prior to The Best FIFA Football Awards at Royal Festival Hall on September 24, 2018 in London, England.

As quoted in The Daily Star back on July 10, 2013, Pardew, then the manager of Newcastle, criticised Blanc for his public pursuit of Yohan Cabaye.

Cabaye was a key player for the Magpies at the time, and the 33-year-old French midfielder eventually left Newcastle for PSG in January 2014.

The Daily Star quoted Pardew as saying about Blanc's pursuit of Cabaye back on July 10, 2013: “I don’t think it’s right. He can get on the phone to me, or make a bid. That’s the right way to do it.”

Alan Pardew during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between AFC Wimbledon and Millwall at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom.

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