Arsenal boss Wenger not favoured by French fans as Domenech replacement

French fans don't regard Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as a suitable candidate for the national team job.

French fans don't regard Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as a suitable candidate for the national team job.

A poll carried out for France Football magazine has Wenger trailing in the hearts of French football fans.

Asked who should replace Raymond Domenech as national team boss after this summer's World Cup, Wenger trailed in third behind relative rookies Laurent Blanc and Didier Deschamps.

Former Manchester United defender Blanc was the clear favourite, with the boss of Ligue 1 champions Bordeaux backed by one in three voters compared to the one in 11 supporting his exiled elder.

Marseille manager Deschamps, the one-time Chelsea midfielder, grabbed 20 per cent of the vote, though he curiously came out on top among women voters.

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