Ever since the stories concerning Laurent Blanc have hit the headlines, the French press have been having their say and all seem to suggest that their coach is signing a new contract with France.
This is what Xavier Rivoire had to say on Talksport.
“Laurent Blanc will not go to Spurs, read my lips. He’s going to sign a new contract with France. He’s seen what Jacques Santini did with Spurs and he doesn’t want to do the same ever again. No, I think Blanc is there to stay. If you had the chance between being the general manager at Spurs, even if it’s a great club, even if White Hart Lane is a great stadium. If you had the choice between this and coaching France, you would choose coaching France.”
France meanwhile looked pretty ordinary against Sweden yesterday and with Spain waiting in the quarter finals, the French are favourites to return home from Euro 2012 at the first knockout stage. Whether that could have any effect on Blanc’s future is debatable but for now, it’s looking more like AVB than Laurent Blanc.