The former PSG coach has revealed that he was close to joining FC Barcelona in 2017.
Only four left after his ouster from the Paris Saint Germain, Laurent Blanc found a sideline in December 2020, on the side of Qatar, at the Al-Rayyan club. A choice that surprised more than one. It must be said that the 98 world champion has also been approached by several European teams, including FC Barcelona, as revealed by the “President” to the Spanish media. Doll.
“We spoke two or three times with Eric Abidal. Obviously it was a dream to coach an institution like Barca, but it didn’t happen for various reasons. It wasn’t a good time or someone thought I wasn’t ready. That’s life “, thus entrusted the former central defender, before explaining why he did not wish to follow up with a new challenge after his departure from PSG.
“Maybe it’s my fault”
“I didn’t want to know anything for a year and a half, because it was a challenge that required a lot of energy and I had given everything, he indicated. Since then, I have had proposals, but I have decided not to accept them. It might be my fault, but that’s how it happened. And then, even if football is my passion, other things interest me in life, there are my children, my family. “