The French Soccer Federation FFF has denied a media report on Saturday, according to which coach Laurent Blanc had resigned.
Paris (SID) - the French Football Federation FFF has denied a media report on Saturday, according to which coach Laurent Blanc had resigned. This was announced by Federation spokesman Philippe Tournon of the AFP News Agency: "The Association rejects all reports of a resignation of Laurent Blanc."
The newspaper Ouest France had reported on Saturday, Blanc had resigned from his post due to the racism allegations against his person. Before week, there had been a media report, that there were considerations in the French Federation, to introduce a player rate for black and Arab players in the youth centres. The Technical Director of FFF, Francois Blaquart, was been suspended as a result.
On Monday, Blanc to speak at a hearing of the Association to the accusations. The world champion from 1998 had taken after the World Cup disaster succeeds Raymond Domenech 2010 in South Africa. With the Equipe Tricolore Blanc controls towards participation in the EURO 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine.