Laurent Blanc’s Paris Saint-Germain side drew 1-1 in their quarter-final match at home against Chelsea. But it seems that discontent with the former France coach and World Cup winner is growing.
It is believed that should PSG bow out at this stage of the Champions League it is likely that the French coach will get the axe at Parc des Princes.
PSG’s ownership, Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) have made no attempt to hide their desire to excel at the highest echelons in the football world since their take over of the French side in 2011.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho referenced this desire when he discussed how he was approached by PSG for the managers job in 2011.
Investment should Equal Turnover
QSI have poured a reported 200m in the first two years of their takeover into their playing squad. With signings like Uruguayan striker Edison Cavani from Napoli and both Brazilian Thiago Silva and Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovich from AC Milan the notion of European glory didn't seem far fetched.
With this financial windfall PSG have won five domestic trophies including two Trophée des Champions, a Coupe de la Ligue and another two French league titles. But PSG have yet to win any European silverware.
Is he really going to be fired?
PSG's ownership have been fairly lenient when it comes to their managers. Since their takeover in 2011 they have had two managers: Blanc and present Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Other clubs with endless riches and European aspirations, such as Manchester City and Chelsea, have not been so lenient when managers fail to deliver European glories.
In fact, a football managers job is only as safe as the results he provides. Blanc can't expect that he will be in the job forever without delivering results in Europe.