Reports emerged earlier that the former Bordeaux boss would not be continuing with Les Bleus after a meeting with the FFF.
The FFF then confirmed the 46-year-old would not be renewing his contract after
The former national team defender took over from Raymond Domenech after France's disastrous 2010 FIFA World Cup where it crashed out at the group stage.
Blanc inherited a disunited group still smarting from their exit but managed to knit the team back together and with Karim Benzema having established himself as one of Europe's top players under Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, France was tipped to be an outside contender in Poland and Ukraine.
However, it went out with a whimper against Vicente del Bosque's finalist and this was followed by Samir Nasri having a foul-mouthed argument with a reporter.
Now Blanc has decided his time is up after just two years in charge with Didier Deschamps favourite to succeed him after he indicated his intention to leave Marseille.
A statement on the FFF website read: "Within the period provided for reflection, Laurent Blanc, on Saturday contacted the President of the FFF, Noel Le Graet, to indicate his decision not to seek the renewal of his contract of national coach.
"Mr Le Graet has acknowledged and applauded the work of Laurent Blanc at the head of the France team since August 2010.
"The executive committee of the federation is meeting on Tuesday but no comments will be made by the FFF and its president before the press conference scheduled at the conclusion of this work session."
Blanc has immediately been linked with the vacancy at English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur after the departure of Harry Redknapp.
England's nine-match winning streak was brought to a controversial end as