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Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger declines offer to take over as France coach after Laurent Blanc resigns
03/07/2012 by Telegraph.co.uk
Blanc resigned following France's elimination from euro 2012 as his contract came to an end and according to a report on L'Equipe's website, Wenger was on the French Football Federation's shortlist along with Didier Deschamps. Wenger was approached by FFF president, Noel Le Graet, but declined the offer as he still has two years to run on his contract at the Emirates. "Ther... Full Story »
Wenger pledges future to Arsenal after ruling out replacing Blanc as France boss
02/07/2012 by Dailymail
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he has no intention of replacing Laurent Blanc as the new France manager.The Gunners boss has been linked with the job after Blanc stepped down following a disappointing Euro 2012 campaign.Les Bleus drew with England before beating Sweden and losing to Ukraine in the group stages.Staying put: Arsene Wenger has no plans to leave Arsenal fo... Full Story »
Le Graet blamed for Blanc exit
02/07/2012 by YAHOO Sport
French football supremo Noel Le Graet will not enjoy the Sunday newspapers, as he was roundly blamed for the departure of popular coach and French football great Laurent Blanc.Blanc, a World Cup winner and European champion as a player, decided not to agree to a new contract on Saturday, after rejecting the new terms offered by Le Graet.The 46-year-old former Bordeaux coach... Full Story »
Blanc leaves France post - Coach calls time on role following Euro 2012 exit
01/07/2012 by Sky Sport
Laurent Blanc: France coach steps down following Euro 2012 exitLaurent Blanc is to step down as France coach with immediate effect following their Euro 2012 quarter-final exit.The former Manchester United defender leaves the role he took up following the nation's shambolic World Cup 2010 campaign, with his contract expiring on June 30th.Blanc looked to have reunited a dressin... Full Story »
Platini backs Nasri! Ex-France captain brands calls to suspend midfielder 'ludicrous'
01/07/2012 by Sky Sport
Samir Nasri: Michel Platini says a suspension would be 'ludicrous'Michel Platini had called claims for Samir Nasri to be suspended for two years for insulting a journalist 'absolutely ludicrous'.The France midfielder was involved in an angry and foul-mouthed exchange with the media in the tunnel after their defeat to Spain in the quarter-finals.It followed intense criticism o... Full Story »
Blanc leaves French hotseat
01/07/2012 by YAHOO Sport
Laurent Blanc will not renew his contract as coach of France he and the French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed on Saturday.The 46-year-old said in a statement sent to AFP that he and the FFF president Noel Le Graet had not been able to reach an agreement on a new two year contract which would have come into force on Saturday when his former one ran out."During ou... Full Story »
Nasri so sorry for foul-mouthed journo blast
28/06/2012 by The Sun
APOLOGY ... Samir NasriSAMIR NASRI has apologised to French fans for his foul-mouthed rant at a journalist following the 2-0 defeat to SpainNasri’s angry bust-up took place after the journalist asked him for a reaction to the Euro quarter-final defeat. The row escalated and Nasri challenged the journalist to take their argument further. France coach Laurent Blanc and th... Full Story »
Blanc facing talks on French future
28/06/2012 by YAHOO Sport
The French Football Federation will sit down with coach Laurent Blanc and discuss his future by the weekend, FFF chairman Noel Le Graet said Wednesday."Tomorrow, Friday or the weekend," said Le Graet - who has to determine France's options after their Euro 2012 quarter-final exit to Spain.That was the minimum target for Les Bleus - but altercations between Samir Nasri with th... Full Story »
Wenger preparing for life without star man with unfulfilled Van Persie set to jet off to Man City
27/06/2012 by Dailymail
A few days after France were knocked out of Euro 2004, Arsenal hired a private plane for Patrick Vieira and waited for him at their pre-season training camp in Austria.When the Learjet landed on the tarmac in Graz, no-one was quite sure whether the Arsenal captain would emerge when the hatch was finally opened.Eventually, after much anticipation, Vieira made his way down th... Full Story »
France consider banning Nasri for two years as they get tough with angry midfielder
27/06/2012 by Dailymail
France star Samir Nasri could be banned from international football for two years following his attack on a journalist at Euro 2012.Midfielder Nasri was involved in a row with a French reporter after his team were knocked out in the quarter-finals 2-0 by Spain.Nasri, who came in as a second-half substitute, went through the mixed zone without a word for text reporters afte... Full Story »