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The right-back during Les Bleus' 1982 World Cup run is disappointed with the over-reliance on the 1998 World Cup-winning generation when it comes to picking coaches

Manuel Amoros believes Didier Deschamps is the "least worst" candidate to become the new France coach, stating that some of his former team-mates are better placed to take on the role.

The former Bleus full-back weighed in on the debate over who should succeed Laurent Blanc, who stood down after the Euro 2012 quarter-final exit at the hands of Spain.

Although he conceded that Deschamps was the right man to impose some discipline in France's dressing room, Amoros would have preferred to see Alain Giresse or Jean Tigana, half of the famed 'carre magique' of the 1980s, take the reins.

"Deschamps is in the continuity of picking 1998 World Cup winners as coaches," Amoros told RMC, referring to Blanc's appointment in 2010.

"But I would have preferred someone from my generation taking up this role. Deschamps is basically the least worst."

Asked which candidates he thought had better credentials, the former Marseille full-back highlighted some of his contemporaries.

"Take Alain Giresse who was free, as well as Jean Tigana. Both applied for the job. I find it sad that the French Federation president Noel Le Graet is not interested in them," he concluded.


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