Wenger rules himself out of France job

The Arsenal manager has stated that he will be "very busy" in north London for the next two years of his contract, despite being linked with succeeding Laurent Blanc
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated he will not be leaving the club to take over from Laurent Blanc as France coach.
Blanc leaves France post

The Gunners boss was linked as a potential candidate to take over from Blanc after the former Bordeaux coach stepped down following their disappointing Euro 2012 campaign.

"There are a lot of names," Wenger told Telefoot.

"But me, I will be very busy with Arsenal where my contract still runs for two years."

Les Bleus improved on their group stage elimination at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa making the quarter-finals, but the in-fighting so prevalent two years ago reared it's head once more and disrupted preparations ahead of the loss to Spain.

Among the top names linked to the job are Paul Le Guen and Luis Fernandez, with Marseille coach Didier Deschamps the current favourite to succeed Blanc.