PSG sack manager Laurent Blanc as Ligue 1 winners decide to head in new direction

Assistant coach Jean-Louis Gasset and head fitness trainer Philippe Lambert have also left PSG.

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed their manager Laurent Blanc has left the club on Monday.

The former Manchester United defender took charge at Parc des Princes three years ago. He replaced Carlo Ancelotti in the French capital as the Italian left the Ligue 1 outfit to join Real Madrid.

Blanc, who won the domestic quadruple twice in his three seasons and finished with 11 trophies in three seasons. He is also joined by assistant coach Jean-Louis Gasset and head fitness trainer Philippe Lambert to walk through the exit door.

A statement on PSS's official website read, "After three seasons at the head of the first team, Laurent Blanc left Paris Saint-Germain today. In a respectful atmosphere, negotiations were completed on 27 June. An agreement, by common accord, preserves the interests of both parties."

"As the club decides to head in a new direction for the management of the first team, it wishes to thank Laurent Blanc and expresses its gratitude for the work accomplished over the last three years by Laurent and his staff."

PSG's chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaïfi went on to thank Blanc for his services during his time at the club. However, admitted the club's decision to head in a new direction forced him to allow the Frenchman leave the French champions.

"As we embark on a new chapter in the development of the club, I would like to thank Laurent Blanc for everything he has achieved over the last three years, both in terms of the playing style and results. I wish him the best for his future challenges," Al-Khelaïfi explained.