Rest assured that this headline will be appearing in every newspaper and on every website next season if the French national manager does cross the channel to White Hart Lane so there’s no harm in trying to get in first.
As yesterday progressed, stories started to emerge suggesting that the club were in preliminary talks with Laurent Blanc although those reports went on to stress that no official discussions had taken place and that the former Manchester United centre half was only one of a number of candidates being considered.
Blanc has certainly been a controversial figure in management but he also has an impressive record. At the moment, France are unbeaten in 23 games and at club level, he won the league and cup double with Bordeaux in his first season.
Those facts haven’t impressed the bookies however who still have AVB as odds on favourite but the Frenchman has moved into second place. As far as the bookmakers are concerned therefore, maybe this story will ultimately draw a Blanc.