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Bordeaux give Blanc their backing

Published: Monday 26 January 2009, 16.55CET
UEFA Cup contenders FC Girondins de Bordeaux have responded to coach Laurent Blanc's plea for support by extending his contract, as well as that of experienced assistant Jean-Louis Gasset, for a further two seasons.
Bordeaux give Blanc their backing
Head coach Laurent Blanc has signed a new deal at Bordeaux ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Monday 26 January 2009, 16.55CET

Bordeaux give Blanc their backing

UEFA Cup contenders FC Girondins de Bordeaux have responded to coach Laurent Blanc's plea for support by extending his contract, as well as that of experienced assistant Jean-Louis Gasset, for a further two seasons.

UEFA Cup contenders FC Girondins de Bordeaux have responded to coach Laurent Blanc's plea for support by extending his contract, as well as that of experienced assistant Jean-Louis Gasset, for a further two seasons.

First job
Blanc, who was given his debut role as a head coach by Bordeaux in June 2007, and Gasset have signed deals keeping them at Stade Chaban-Delmas until summer 2011. The 43-year-old FIFA World Cup winner led the club to the runners-up spot in Ligue 1 in his first season in charge earning a UEFA Champions League berth in the process. His side have continued to impress this season and again sit second in the domestic standings, just a point behind champions Olympique Lyonnais. Blanc's new deal comes a week after he told French television: "We have committed to a goal of finishing in the top two every year but need the resources to do it." Bordeaux meet Galatasaray AŞ in a UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie next month after finishing third in their UEFA Champions League group.

Last updated: 27/01/09 9.45CET

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