Former Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc has been linked to Manchester United as their next manager.

PSG boss Laurent Blanc signs two-year contract extension with Ligue 1 champions
Although Mourinho is very much tipped to replace Louis Van Gaal, it was considered that the Frenchman Blanc is also in the running for the hot seat. However, it seems that those rumors would now come to an end with the Frenchman extending his deal with PSG until 2018.

Blanc was expectedly quite excited with the signing of the new deal, with the PSG boss stating that he is happy with the faith shown on him by PSG's Qatari owners. He also added that the club is looking forward to the future with them very much ambitious to make it big both nationally and in Europe.

PSG is certainly one of the most supported clubs in France with their global recognition increasing by the day. They have been the French champions for the last three years, out of which the last two were under Blanc. The former France Manager took over the responsibility from Carlo Ancelotti, who had departed to replace Mourinho as Real Madrid manager.

Blanc has certainly done very little wrong domestically with the club winning the domestic treble last season and is very much in the running for the same even in this campaign. Although PSG are certainly considered as a major threat in the Champions league, they still have not been able to hit those dizzy heights yet.

Having signed a new contract. Blanc would certainly look to improve on their Champions league status and their first hurdle this season would the stuttering Premier league champions Chelsea who they beat last season at the same stage of the competition.