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Blanc keen for PSG extension

20 April 2014 20:12

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Laurent Blanc is hoping to extend his contract at the club, despite doubts over his long-term future.

The former France coach succeeded Carlo Ancelotti in the close-season after the Italian departed to take the vacant position at Real Madrid.

PSG have enjoyed a largely successful campaign under Blanc's stewardship and are on the brink of retaining the Ligue 1 title, as they hold a seven-point gap over second-placed Monaco with five matches remaining and also have a game in hand on Claudio Ranieri's men.

However, doubts were cast on Blanc's long-term future after PSG failed to better last season's run to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after being eliminated by Chelsea on away goals at the same stage.

President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has since rubbished rumours that the 48-year-old's tenure would be a brief one, however, and Blanc has now confirmed his intention to extend his stay at Parc des Princes.

Speaking to beIN Sports, he said: "I am very happy in Paris and I hope the contract extension will soon materialise."

PSG are celebrating after triumphing 2-1 over Lyon in Saturday's Coupe de la Ligue final.

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Competition
Coupe de la Ligue
Date
19 April 2014
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
1 - 2
Venue
Stade de France (Paris)
Attendance
78489

Goals

0 - 1
0 - 2
33' E. Cavani (PG)
1 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
16 31'
14
5 72'
3
23
17
28
21
24
18
10 56'
Coach: R. Garde
# Player Bookings
1
26
13
17
2
14
8
24 18'
29
9 4' 33'
22
Coach: L. Blanc

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
19
31
4
2
20
26
30
# Player Bookings
4
27
7
5
21
25
30

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Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 26 +52 59
2 26 +32 56
3 26 +22 56
4 25 +18 43
5 26 +10 39
6 26 +4 39
7 26 +1 39
8 26 +3 34
9 26 -3 34
10 26 -6 33
11 26 -5 32
12 26 -11 30
13 25 -15 30
14 26 -8 29
15 26 -17 28
16 25 -20 28
17 26 -5 27
18 26 -16 27
19 25 -11 23
20 26 -25 22

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