Laurent Blanc: I do not know if I can picture Zinedine Zidane as France's coach

The 45-year-old coach backed Zidane's idea to guide the national team in the future, but raised doubts about his countryman's success in the job
France head coach Laurent Blanc has indicated that he is not sure Zinedine Zidane would make a good coach of the national team.

The retired midfielder, who is currently working as sporting director for Real Madrid, claimed earlier on Monday he did not rule out the possibility of assuming the reins of the France national team at some point in the future.

And while Blanc applauded the idea of seeing retired players involved in the game after hanging up their boots, the 45-year-old finds it hard to imagine his countryman in France's hot-seat.

"I do not know if I can picture Zidane as a national coach, but I would like it if the people of football were more committed to the sport than the television world," Blanc told a news conference.

"I hope that this example, if it comes true, will inspire others. If he wants it, he should do it."