Newcastle accepted a bid from the French side understood to be in the region of £20m
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Wednesday 07 July 2010
Laurent Blanc has expressed his pride after being unveiled as the France coach yesterday. The former Bordeaux manager was named as Raymond Domenech's successor with the national team at last week's meeting of the French Football Federation's federal council.
Saturday 03 July 2010
The former France defender Lilian Thuram has called on the French Football Federation (FFF) to ban current captain Patrice Evra from future international action.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Tuesday 29 June 2010
France midfielder Florent Malouda is hoping the appointment of Laurent Blanc can restore Les Bleus' credibility.
Wednesday 23 June 2010
The French press have been predictably scathing today following Les Bleus' humiliating first-round exit at the World Cup.
Tuesday 22 June 2010
Monday 21 June 2010
France legend Zinedine Zidane has denied suggestions he still has a significant influence over the dressing room and has been instructing the current players to challenge coach Raymond Domenech's authority.
Monday 21 June 2010
On a training ground called The Field of Dreams French football disintegrated yesterday. The squad first refused to train and then forced their beleaguered manager, Raymond Domenech, to read out a statement condemning the French Football Federation's (FFF) decision to send Nicolas Anelka home. The team director, Jean-Louis Valentin, resigned in tears and the fitness coach, Robert Duverne, after a furious altercation with the team captain, Patrice Evra, was seen storming off the training ground throwing away his whistle and his accreditation.
Saturday 19 June 2010
Friday 18 June 2010
Captain Patrice Evra admits it feels like France are a "small football nation - and it hurts" after they lurched towards the verge of early World Cup elimination with a 2-0 defeat to Mexico at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
Thursday 10 June 2010
The France manager, Raymond Domenech, is facing a revolt from within his squad, the players demanding that he reinstate Thierry Henry for their opening World Cup fixture against Uruguay.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
After three years in the managerial wilderness, Jean Tigana has been handed the task of helping Bordeaux back onto the European stage.
Friday 21 May 2010
Thursday 20 May 2010
Laurent Blanc is set to become France coach after the French Football Federation reached an agreement with Bordeaux for him to take over after the World Cup finals.
Friday 30 April 2010
The ligue 1 leaders Marseilles head into tonight's crucial title match against second-placed Auxerre with their coach Didier Deschamps' call for humility ringing in their ears. Marseilles look set to end years of underachievement by finally winning the French title this year and know their trip to face their closest rivals can all but decide matters.
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