Laurent Blanc
Laurent Blanc could soon be announced as the new manager of PSG. [Reuters]

Numerous reports in France have claimed that former Manchester United centre back Laurent Blanc is set to be appointed the new coach of Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

There has been no official statement from the Parisian club but reports suggest that Blanc will put pen to paper on a two year deal that will see him succeed Carlo Ancelotti who is on the verge of joining Real Madrid.

Ancelotti stated his desire to leave PSG last month and it is believed that he will soon be announced as Madrid's new manager after Jose Mourinho decide to part company with the Spaniards in order to return to Chelsea.

A statement on beIN sport, the website that is part of a network of sports channels jointly operated by PSG Owners Qatari Sports Investments, read: "An agreement was reached today between Paris St Germain and Laurent Blanc for him to become the new coach of the capital club.

"An agreement between the former coach of the France team and PSG was reached for two years. It is planned that he will sign the contract next week."

The former manager of the French national side has experience of leading a side in Ligue 1 having impressed at Bordeaux where he led the club to a second place finish in his first season.

Bordeaux then won the league title in his second season as well as the Coupe de la Ligue, before being confirmed as the France coach in July 2010 after their woeful showing at the World Cup.

Blanc led France to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 before stepping down after the tournament, but it seems he is now ready to get back into management after his agent met with PSG president Nasser al-Kheladfi and sporting director Leonardo to agree a deal.

The 47 year old is highly respected in France after a stellar playing career that saw him represent the likes of Montpellier, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Manchester United.