Le Parisien are running an Exclusive in which they claim former Juventus CEO Jean-Claude Blanc is on his way to Paris Saint-Germain.
He will reportedly become the next CEO of the Parisian club and will be instated sometime next month.
The 48-year-old has been out of work since leaving Italian giants Juventus after successfully overseeing the building and opening of their brand new stadium – a project which Blanc was instrumental in.
He was also the CEO of the French Tennis Federation for five years from 2001 to 2006 where he was in charge of the French Open at Roland Garros.
Upon arriving at PSG, he will oversee all administrative and financial activities at the club. Director of football Leonardo will still be in charge of football matters but the two men will form a close working relationship. They know each other very well from their time in Italy as opposite numbers – Leo with Milan and Blanc with Juve.
It must be noted, Leonardo has voiced his desire in having Blanc working with him at the club and he will soon get his wish. Talks have occurred over the last few weeks but there has been a struggle on agreeing personal terms. Now it seems a deal is now in place with Blanc ready to replace current CEO Philippe Boindrieux.
One of Blanc’s main objectives will be to start planning and develop a brand new training ground which will rival that of AC Milan. This will signal the end to the illustrious and historic Camp des Loges, despite its renovation back in 2008.
Blanc’s arrival is a big step that will play a significant role in the direction of the club.