Former France manager Laurent Blanc wants to manage in the Premier League and is taking steps to make that happen, according to the Daily Mirror.
They report that Blanc has teamed up with a leading agency to help his bid to land his first managerial role in the English top flight.
Blanc told the Times this week that Manchester United wanted him in 2014 to replace David Moyes, but he turned the offer down because he was in work at the time with Paris Saint-Germain.
But now he apparently feels the time is right to come to England and that could spell bad news for top flight managers who are under pressure.
Leicester boss Claude Puel and Everton’s Marco Silva fall into that category and the dog eat dog world of management is summed up by the fact that Blanc is moving into position, knowing that an axe will fall somewhere at some point.
For Blanc, a mid-table club in no immediate threat of relegation with a talented squad who are currently underperforming – such as Leicester or Everton – would be the perfect way to prove himself in England.
Blanc has admitted himself to the Times that he is not a firefighter but if a decision was made at the end of the season at Goodison, it is not good news for Silva that a manager of Blanc’s repute is moving himself into position.