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Paris Saint-Germain Profiting from the Stewardship of Laurent Blanc

By Ross Mackiewicz

Paris Saint-Germain’s Qatari project is coming up to three years this June and in that space of time there have been three head coaches in total. Antoine Kombouare’s tenure under the new regime was a brief one before the world renown Carlo Ancelotti preceded him which was seen as a coup not just for the football club but Ligue 1 as a whole.

Now Laurent Blanc is continuing the sterling work Ancelotti and his backroom staff did during their 18-month tenure. But, is Blanc taking the club to new prosperous heights and even bettering his predecessor? At the moment he certainly is.

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In the midst of PSG’s superstar names is an emerging starlet: Adrien Rabiot

By Ross Mackiewicz

Paris Saint-Germain is one of Europe’s most enticing clubs at the moment. The vast array of talent that has arrived at the club over the past-18 months especially has been nothing short of startling for those affiliated with football in France. It is something that they have never witnessed before. The likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva being the new darlings for the Parisien faithful would have been nothing but a pipe dream three years ago, yet here they are. Even the emergence of the club from Monte Carlo wooing Radamel Falcao to Ligue 1 may be perceived as money motivated but in terms of luring a player of that calibre to the league, it has only enhanced it.

But in the midst of PSG’s spending and the continuation of a project that is rolling at the speed of a runaway train, there are one or two little gems that have come through the academy. No more so than young central midfielder Adrien Rabiot.

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