After 12 years, Philippe announced last Thursday that he will not lead the national team in the future. It has been already known that Laurent Tillie and Eric N’Gapeth could be his replacements in September.
“Being the coach of the national team of France gave me much satisfaction. I had beautiful experiences and good results with the team, despite strong competition. However, the title lacks.”
Up to now, Blain has won the 3rd place in World Cup 2002 in Argentina, two silver medals in Euro Cup in 2003 and 2009 and in the final of World Cup 2006.