Laurent Blanc Leaves French National Team Post, Tottenham Move On the Cards?

White Hart Lane beckons?

Laurent Blanc leaves job as France boss after Euro 2012 exit

Laurent Blanc has left his job as manager of the French national team after his contract came to an end.

The 46-year-old, who has been linked with the vacant Tottenham post, took over from Raymond Domenech in 2010.

Like his predecessor, Blanc endured infighting between players which he admitted had been a distraction before their Euro 2012 quarter-final defeat against Spain.

Marseille boss Didier Deschamps is the early favourite to replace Blanc.


ESPN appears to believe that Laurent Blanc’s decision to not sign a new deal to remain as French national team boss, an offer that was reportedly made to the 46 year old, could be down to the fact that Tottenham are reportedly interested in appointing the former Bordeaux boss as their new manager.

Though Andre Villas-Boas is said to be the favourite to succeed Harry Redknapp at White Hart Lane the betting odds on Blanc taking over at the North London club have dropped significantly over the past 24 hours.

Blanc spent three years in charge of Bordeaux, helping them to a domestic title in 2008/09 before he took over from Raymond Domenech as national team boss in July 2010. The former Barcelona, Marseille, Man United & Inter Milan centre back only tasted defeat three times in his 26 games in charge of Les Blues.

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