France coach Raymond Domenech says he is happy to leave discussions about his future in the hands of the French Football Federation after his side’s Euro 2008 exit.
France lost 2-0 to Italy and finished bottom of Group A with just one point.
“I am not asking myself that question, as it is a political problem,” said the 56-year-ol.
“This team has a future, it has a real plan, there are young players coming through, there is something really interesting to do.”
Domenech led France to the 2006 World Cup final where they lost to Italy on penalties.
But his team underperformed at Euro 2008 to raise doubts about Domenech continuing in his role.
“It is a political problem and I have never dabbled in anything other than sporting matters,” he added.
Domenech saw his side have Eric Abidal sent for a professional foul on Luca Toni. Andrea Pirlo converted the resultant spot-kick before Daniele de Rossi’s free-kick was diverted into his own net by striker Thierry Henry.
To compound their woes, France’s most creative player, midfielder Franck Ribery, had been forced off injured with the score at 0-0.
“In one match it’s impossible to have so many catastrophes on a pitch,” said Domenech.
“You’d think it’s impossible.
“We think Franck has a sprained knee but we don’t know for sure. He’s been to the hospital but we have no news yet.”
Domenech defended his men for never giving up in a tense affair.
“That team had guts, showed courage, unselfishness and talent but the circumstances made it tough,” he said. “Playing with 10 men for an hour, Franck being injured after 10 minutes, just one substitution possible after half an hour, that’s tough.”
The coach said, however, that brighter things could be on their way for a team comprising promising newcomers such as 20-year-old striker Karim Benzema.
“That team have real potential with young players with a long career ahead of them,” Domenech said. “I liked the temperament they showed tonight. They have a future.”