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Alex Saint-Germain: Rêvons plus grand

All hail Lord Alex "More things should be named after me tbh xD."
Started on 19 July 2014 by AlexTHFC
Latest Reply on 2 August 2014 by Zed
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5 yearsEdited

Welcome to 'Paris Saint-Germain: Rêvons plus grand'!

Yes, yes, another AlexTHFC story, this is like the thousandth I've made. But I'm confident that I can stick to it this time, because I have a bunch of updates planned as I write this, and I will write updates how and when I feel like it, that way it feels more natural to me. No offense to anybody who pre-writes updates, I think it's a great idea, but I just feel like when I do it, I start pre-writing, then stop and leave myself with a whole load of work to do.

So, for this story, I have chosen another European giant in Paris Saint-Germain, otherwise known as PSG or P$G. I chose this team because I knew I wanted a fairly large European team for a save, but I also wanted some sort of challenge. So somebody recommended PSG, who are a large European team, had nobody writing a story about them, and had the challenge of winning the Champions League and winning trophies in France over fellow rich side AS Monaco.

Oh, and the club are rich as hell.

I do have an aim for the save, and once I accomplish them, I may just move on to another team. My targets for PSG are to hold the Ligue 1 title, win a few French cups, but most importantly, capture the UEFA Champions League trophy, which may or may not be too difficult for even me to achieve. We'll see.

The updates will be a variety of graphics and writing, but in updates other than the monthly summaries, which will include some mighty Microsoft application graphics, the most of it will consist of text. I'll put a summary at the end of each update so, if you don't have time, or don't like reading blocks of text, you can read that to get the general jist of things. Whether that'll be useful to you at all, I don't know, but it's a thought I had that may be useful. These summaries will look a little bit like this:

AlexTHFC has started yet another story, this time with PSG, because he was looking for a large European team with some sort of challenge. He aims to win a bunch of trophies and show his achievements to all of you, before perhaps moving onto another European club. The updates he produces will be a variety of graphics and writing, but most updates will consist of writing. He will write summaries like this at the end of each update so lazy readers can see what's going on quickly.

Thanks to Tallery for the rubbish banner, he can do so much better, he is the best GFX person in the world and let's get started!

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I helped choose the team! Good luck!
Woot, I don't have to read your entire posts anymore!
Tallery1164: Yes, you did. Thank you! :)

Arvind: omg u r so fany im dying
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5 yearsEdited

Blanc leaves PSG post

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Leaving the gaffer spot Blanc... PSG manager Laurent Blanc has decided to resign from his current job, claiming the club were "never his dream".

PSG manager Laurent Blanc has today announced his resignation from the French club after a successful single season in charge of Les Rouges-et-Bleus. People linked to the newly vacant post include Antonio Conte and Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Prior to his shock resignation, Blanc had won Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue in the 2013/14 season, leaving him with no real reason to quit his job, where he had things going well for him, with fantastic finances, a super squad and support from the fans.

Rumours were circulating that the 48 year-old had signed a new contract, keeping him at the club until 2016, but evidently this was not the case. Blanc denied that he was persuaded by any other club, but instead he said that managing Le PSG was "never his real dream".

"I am still young in management terms, and I want to experience a lot by the time I am in my sixties and seventies," he stated, "PSG were never my real dream, they were an opportunity that arose, and I decided to take it."

"PSG is an excellent club, and I'm glad I had the chance to manage them, but over the last few weeks, I have just decided to move on. I haven't left them with nothing, I'd like to say I've left whoever will succeed me with a great squad who will be on the high of winning a second consecutive Ligue 1, and that's a good thing."

"So no, my decision to leave wasn't at all persuaded by any other club attempting to approach me, not that anybody has in the first place. Who knows what will come for me in the future, but I do know that it will not be PSG."

Despite what Blanc said in the above interview, there were strong rumours that he was going to leave the Paris club in order to join Barcelona, who lost recent manager Gerardo Martino due to resignation.

But with Luis Enrique's appointment as Barça manager, those rumours were killed, and football journalist Stephen Matthews decided to speculate about the Frenchman's next destination.

"Blanc's departure from Parc des Princes was a strange one, because he had a lot going for him there," Matthews began, "And now the question is where he will end up next, and there are many possibilities."

"There's a chance he'll go to Juventus, who are managerless with great potential to go far in Europe, and honestly, I could see that happening. However, there are more possibilities than meets the eye."

"Despite Louis van Gaal being the scorching favourite, there could be a twist in the tail, and Blanc could end up at Manchester United, which would be a fantastic challenge and opportunity for him to handle after the Moyes disaster."

"Then there's the small chance he'll go to Turkish giants Galatasaray, but I'm not sure if I can see that one actually happening. The other option for him is Spurs, which may be another long shot, but after Sherwood, anything's possible."

"The most likely from those choices has got to be Juventus, but at this early stage, nobody knows what's going through Blanc's mind. It's down to time."

Blanc said nothing about a new contract offer from chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi keeping him at the club until 2016, but that's no confirmation that an extension wasn't about to happen. Many theories are arising about how a disagreement about a contract lead to Blanc's resignation, but nothing is certain.

PSG will be hoping to have a manager in place within the next two or three weeks, so he is given time to prepare the squad for the upcoming season, as well as the chance to win his first trophy in the French Champions Cup. Some of those rumoured with the job are former Juventus manager Antonio Conte, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Cesare Prandelli, and even former Manchester United manager and flop David Moyes.

The Frenchman, who previously managed his home country from 2010 to 2012, won 4-0 against Montpellier at home in his final match as PSG manager, and had brought Les Rouges-et-Bleus three trophies in his season as manager: the Trophée des Champions, Ligue 1 and Coupe de la Ligue.

He did this despite the sales of Mamadou Sakho, Diego Lugano and Kevin Gameiro, and the retirement of legend David Beckham, but replaced these losses with signings such as Edinson Cavani, Lucas Digne, Marquinhos and Yohan Cabaye, and with these players, topped the league with 89 points, 9 points ahead of 2nd placed AS Monaco.

This meant that PSG qualified for the Champions League for the following season, something that surprised very few people, if any at all. Defender Thiago Silva admitted that he is shocked by Blanc's departure.

"I don't think anybody saw it coming," the Brazilian said, "It was a complete shock, as I was saying to Marco [Verratti] and Blaise [Matuidi], and it's such a shame because we had something very great and I honestly believe we could've dominated the world in the next few seasons."

"But I do understand why he did what he did. I don't blame him for wanting to experience it all, I'm personally not like that, if I find somewhere I like, I will stay there as long as I'm wanted, but everybody's different. I look forward to a new era with somebody new at our realms."

Blanc's managerial career began in 2007, four years after his retirement, at French club Bordeaux. He lead his club to a second place finish in the league in his first season, winning the Manager of the Year award, before winning Ligue 1 in his second year. His side were successful in the following Champions League, reaching the quarter finals.

The 48 year-old then moved to manage his home nation France after the 2010 World Cup. He suspended all 23 players from the squad after an abysmal display, and success soon seemed to come. However, in the 2012 EUROs, France were eliminated in the quarter finals and he resigned.

Laurent Blanc resigned from PSG, claiming he wanted a change in scenery and that PSG were never his dream. This shocked many people, and a journalist decided to think about his possibilities, ranging from Juventus to Tottenham. The players of PSG then expressed their surprise, but look forward to their new era under a new manager, rumoured to be Antonio Conte or Luiz Felipe Scolari.

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Keen to see how you invest that tons of money. Good luck on winning the Champions League because I am sure that you in the french division you will have no problems whatsoever.
kFp: Yeah, I don't like signing that big names unless I actually think they'll make a difference. Winning the Champions League will be tough, but the league will be much easier, thanks for your comment!
Great stuff, a bit long to read in the middle... I presume that's just because it's the start, though. Keep it up, I'll be following :)
OUFC2k14: Thanks, that was just long because it was the start, yes, and following updates won't be 1000 words long. Thanks for following. :)
I wonder who will take over?
Tallery1164: Do you not know? Did I not tell you? Thanks for commenting :)
Nice update :) good luck!
Nice update! Good luck with the rest of the story, after all, you have the Zlatan.
Kee98_: Thank you! :D

Pokarioboy: Thank you, it took a while for me to do. I have Zlatan and Cavani for my better strikers, so it's great :D
Looking forward to this, good luck! :)

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