For his big first on the bench of Al-Rayyan, Laurent Blanc will face the leader of the Qatari championship, Al-Sadd, led by a certain Xavi.
Free as air since his dismissal from Paris Saint Germain in 2016, Laurent Blanc finally returned to service in Qatar. Last Saturday, the formation of Al-Rayyan formalized his arrival as coach of the first team for the next eighteen months.
And for his baptism of fire, the 55-year-old technician will face the club of Al-Sadd, first in the Qatari championship and especially trained by the former legend of Barça, Xavi. A big test for Laurent Blanc’s men, sixth in the standings and who remain in three draws in a row.
“He has the Barça philosophy like me”
On the sidelines of the kickoff, this Wednesday (4.30 p.m.), the 98 world champion paid a tribute to his Spanish colleague. “He’s a very good coach,” he said. He has the Barça philosophy like me, since he played there for years. I only played it for a year but loved it. “
It’s official for Laurent Blanc!