Euro 2012: France v England Tickets 11 Jun 2012 18:00

Laurent Blanc, France National Team Manager

Euro 2012: France v England 11 Jun 2012 18:00 Donbass Arena Donetsk, Ukraine

The French National Team will take on England in the opening game of Group D at Euro 2012 in Donetsk on 11 June. France v England Tickets EURO 2012 11 Jun 2012 18:00 Donbass Arena Donetsk, Ukraine.

France manager, Laurent Blanc's contract ends this summer. He was offered a four-year extension in September before qualification for the finals had been secured. However he declined to sign the extension at the time, citing the need to reach Poland and Ukraine first.

Blanc may walk away from his position as boss of the French National Team if an extension to his current contract remain at an impasse and an "exceptional challenge" is offered to him by a leading club side.

Chelsea are searching for a long-term replacement for André Villas-Boas. Both Chelsea FC and Internazionale Milan are reportedly interested in signing Blanc though the 46-year-old insists he has yet to be approached by any club side.

Chelsea are willing to offer the Frenchman a staggering £9 million pounds annually to take over the reins at Stamford Bridge, claim French newspaper Le Parisien.

The former Inter and Manchester United defender will, however, listen to potential offers if the FFF do not return to the negotiating table.

"It's always gratifying when big clubs show an interest in you. My objective remains the European Championship. I am concentrating on that competition. But I would say – and not because I'm putting pressure on anyone, but because I think it – that I often hear it said that it's the boss who decides whether or not to extend the contract of a player or a coach at the end of their deal. I'm fine with that, but don't forget the employee can also make decisions for themselves," said Blanc.

"My intention is to carry on with the France national team. I haven't changed my mind on that. But the situation is that I have not extended my contract. And I'm not the kind of guy who goes knocking on the door – that should be clear."

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