Laurent Blanc will not renew his contract to be French coach it was reported by French sports newspaper L'Equipe's website on Saturday.
The 46-year-old's agent Jean-Pierre Bernes would neither confirm or deny his client would not be agreeing to a new contract - his present one ran out on Saturday - but would hold a final phone conversation with French Football Federation President Noel Le Graet later on Saturday.
By finishing second to England in the group it meant they had to face Spain - the other option as it turns out would not have been any easier as runners-up in Spain's group Italy have reached the final as well - and duly bowed out tamely with Blanc being criticised for selecting an overly defensive line-up.
However, ominously one source close to the talks told AFP at the time: "Blanc wanted to hear 'I am eager to work with you' but this phrase was not uttered."
French headcoach Laurent Blanc gestures during the Euro 2012 football championships match Sweden vs France on June 19, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE