Blanc Set for Future Talks
Laurent Blanc is set to hold talks with the French Football Federation (FFF) over his role with the national team, amidst speculation over a move to Tottenham.
The World Cup winner took charge of France in 2010, following a poor showing from Les Bleus in South Africa, when they were knocked out in the group stages.
Blanc had seemingly turned around France’s fortunes, after leading them to Euro 2012 on the back of a lengthy unbeaten run.
Having progressed beyond the group stages, the 46-year-old saw his team capitulate in the quarterfinal showdown with Spain, tamely going out 2-0.
During the tournament, Blanc was heavily linked with the vacant manager’s position at Tottenham, which was recently vacated by Harry Redknapp. Blanc had indicated, earlier this month, that he was happy to remain with France, but also alluded to the fact that nothing sorted, with regards to his future.
FFF president, Noel le Graet, claims Blanc’s future has not been a topic of discussion for the French authorities yet, but he is expecting talks to be held soon.
Le Graet told RMC: “I saw Laurent (at the weekend). We promised not to talk about this during the Euros. We will meet soon to discuss the future. We must give it a week to take stock at leisure.” The president says he considers France’s showing at Euro 2012 to be “acceptable” and admits that they remain a work in progress, but will that be under the stewardship of Blanc?
The former Bordeaux boss has experienced the English game, during his playing days, when he enjoyed two years with Manchester United. The soccer betting tips indicate that Tottenham could make another push for Europe, next season.
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