France national team manager Laurent Blanc has said that he will not rule out a possible move to Chelsea in the summer after the completion of the Euro 2012. Laurent Blanc is out of contract following the end of the European Championships. Chelsea recently sacked their manager Andre Villas-Boas after a string of poor results. Chelsea appointed assistant manager Roberto di Matteo incharge of the team till the end of the season. Many expected Roberto di Matteo to struggle at Stamford Bridge, but he has been simply inspirational. He has guided the team to the finals of the FA cup and the Champions League.
However, Chelsea are still being linked with a move to Laurent Blanc following the completion of the Euro 2012. To further add to the speculation, the former Bordeaux manager also refused to rule out a possible move in the summer. Blanc has always said that managing a club team is the ambition for him. He has been largely responsible for the turnaround in the French national team, which struggled a lot at the Euro 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cup. France qualified for the Euro 2012 in impressive fashion, while Blanc also turned the fortunes of Bordeaux as a club.
“It’s always gratifying when big clubs are interested in you. I can sign elsewhere, before or during the Euros. I often hear it said that it’s the boss who decides whether or not to extend the contract of a player or a coach who’s at the end of their contract, but people forget that the employee can also decide for themselves. My intention is to carry on with the France team, I haven’t changed my mind, but the fact remains I haven’t extended my contract,” Laurent Blanc said when asked about rumours linking him with Chelsea.