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Blanc leaves France
Posted Sunday, July 01, 2012 by SNTV


Reports in France on Saturday claim that Laurent Blanc will not renew his contract with the French Football Federation.


Laurent Blanc is no longer the head coach of France.

Blanc's contract expired on Saturday and. according to reports in the French media, he is to step down from his position.

The 46-year-old has recently been linked with Tottenham Hotspur.

Blanc was named France manager in the aftermath of a disastrous 2010 World Cup campaign under Raymond Domenech before leading the national side to a run of 23 games without defeat.

Once again In-fighting hindered France's progress at a major international tournament as Les Bleus were knocked out by Spain in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012.

Marseille head coach Didier Deschamps is the favourite to replace Blanc.

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    The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments

    Year Winners Runner-up Third place
    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia