Laurent Blanc will quit as Bordeaux coach and replace Raymond Domenech as manager of France after this summer’s World Cup.
The 44-year-old World Cup winner guided Bordeaux to the 2009 League and Cup Double but his side ended this season without a trophy.
Bordeaux said in a statement: “Girondins Bordeaux have been informed by Laurent Blanc that he wanted to answer favourably to the French federation (FFF)’s solicitation to become the France coach. Blanc proved he was able to be in charge at club level. But coaching a national team is a different job.
“Girondins Bordeaux expect to hear from the FFF on the question of the compensation linked to the release of their coach.”
Domenech said he had not been told whether he would be replaced by Blanc after the World Cup in South Africa.
“I’m not the one who decides on this,” said Domenech.
“Blanc proved he was able to be in charge at club level. But coaching a national team is a different job.
“He will have to be ready immediately because the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign starts in September.”
France start their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on 11 June.