Louis Saha is hoping Laurent Blanc stays as France coach beyond EURO 2012 despite being strongly linked with the vacant position at Tottenham Hotspur.
Former Manchester United defender and Bordeaux boss Blanc is thought to be one of the leading contenders for the White Hart Lane job along with
But former Spurs striker Saha is keen for Blanc to remain in charge of Les Bleus beyond the European championship.
"He's a top manager," Saha told TalkSport.
"He'll always have interest. I can imagine him being in the Premier League because of his experience.
"I want him to stay in the job for
Blanc has transformed
Saha believes Blanc has the tactical nous to combat the world and European champion.
"It was quite an achievement to qualify for a big game against
"Technically and tactically we have to be in top form and the manager has to have a big role in that.
"Physically you can be closer to the Spanish players. You have to find the right formation and I believe
"The expectation was to play a better style of football after the World Cup in 2010.
UEFA president Michel Platini said preparations for Euro 2016 were "progressing well" after a meeting of the organising committee in Lille.