Laurent Blanc refuses to rule out move to Chelsea hotseat
Published 11:57 17/04/12 By John Cross
Laurent Blanc has opened the door to a move to Chelsea.
France coach Blanc is on Chelsea's short-list to become the new boss at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has put Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at the top of his wish list but Blanc is also a contender, especially as his future with France is in doubt.
Blanc said: "It's always gratifying when big clubs are interested in you. I can sign elsewhere, before or during the Euros.
"I often hear it said that it's the boss who decides whether or not to extend the contract of a player or a coach who's at the end of their contract, but people forget that the employee can also decide for themselves.
"My intention is to carry on with the France team, I haven't changed my mind, but the fact remains I haven't extended my contract. I'm not the kind of guy or the kind of coach who goes knocking on the door (asking for a new contract).
"If things are blocked and I get an exceptional offer, at that moment I could very well decide to leave for that club. But we haven't reached that point yet."
Blanc added that he has doubts over his desire to take over at a club side again, following a three-year stint at Bordeaux prior to taking charge of France.
"As this business develops, it's very hard to stay long in a club," he said. "To have the idea of building a club over four or five years has never been in my temperament. I do not even know what I'll do next season..."