Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna believes that it is very unlikely that Arsene Wenger will ever manage France due to his need to be part of football every day
The Frenchman recently ended his 22-year association with Arsenal at the end of last season and announced that he will be taking a short break before deciding his future.
However, Wenger did confirm that he has plans to retire at the age of 68.
In light of this, Wenger has linked with the France job that is currently occupied by the 1998 World Cup-winning captain Didier Deschamps.
But Sagna doubts that it will ever interest his former boss.
“I don’t think he will be the France national team manager one day because he wants to be part [of the game] every single day in what he is doing,” Sagna told ESPN.
“There’s only some momentum with the French national team and for him, it’s not enough. I think he will try to get a team [a club].
“After being such an important man in the football world, such a big manager and having so much influence on so many players, he can’t stay away from the pitch.
“I don’t know where it’s going to be, where he’s going to end up, but he’s going to be back soon, I think.”
Zinedine Zidane is another name that has also been mentioned as a potential successor to Deschamps.