Laurent Blanc has elected not to extend his contract as France coach after two years in charge of his country, the French Football Federation (FFF) have confirmed.
Les Bleus' met their quarter-final target at Euro 2012 before being eliminated by Spain, however their performance against Sweden, a loss that condemned them to second place in Group D, was heavily criticised.
The campaign was also tarnished by a number of feuds within the camp, infighting between certain players, and incidents such as Samir Nasri's foul-mouthed outburst at the French media.
Blanc met with the president of the FFF, Noel Le Graet, on Thursday for talks regarding his future, and both parties took 48 hours to mull matters over.
And it has now been confirmed that the 46-year-old will leave his post in charge of his country, after two years of service.
"At the end of the period of reflection, Laurent Blanc contacted Le Graet, president of the FF to indicate his decision to not extend his contract as national coach," a statement on the FFF's official website read.
"Le Graet has acknowledged and applauded the work carried out by Blanc at the head of the France team since August 2010.
"The executive committe of the federation will meet on Tuesday, and the FFF and the president will make no comments, until a press conference scheduled for the end of this work session."
France went on an 23-game unbeaten run during Blanc's tenure, but it was eventually broken by Eric Hamren's side in their final Group D match.
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