Louis Saha is hoping Laurent Blanc stays as France coach beyond Euro 2012 despite being strongly linked with the vacant position at Tottenham.

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 Andre Villas-Boas. 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 France because he has been doing a terrific job so I wouldn't like him to go to the Premier League yet."

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