Laurent Blanc is one of the sports' most decorated players and has played in the most prestigious stadiums in Europe and across the globe. A World Cup winner in 1998 and a European champion in 2000 with Les Bleus - for whom he earned 97 caps - he also played for Europe's biggest clubs including FC Barcelona, Manchester United and Inter Milan. A championship winner in France and England, Blanc also won a Spanish SuperCup and the Coupe de France during a career in which he played alongside the very best in the world.

In 2007, at the age of 42 (Laurent was born on 19 November 1965 in Alès), he took his first coaching job with Les Girondins de Bordeaux and his entertaining attack-minded style of play took them to the Ligue 1 title in 2009.

In 2010 he took over the reins of the France national team, leading Les Bleus to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.

The Board of Paris Saint-Germain has given Laurent Blanc the mission to build on last season and to continue the club's ascendency towards the summits of the European game.

A press conference introducing the new Head Coach of Paris Saint-Germain, Laurent Blanc, will be held shortly.