Blanc extends Bordeaux contract

Former France defender Laurent Blanc has extended his coaching contract with Girondins Bordeaux for the next two seasons and is now tied to the club until 2011, the Ligue 1 side said on its website on Monday.

Blanc, 43, had no coaching experience when he joined Bordeaux in 2007. Under his guidance, they finished runners-up to champions Olympique Lyon last season. Bordeaux are second in the Ligue 1 standings, one point behind Lyon.