Blanc's appointment had already been confirmed before the World Cup finals and Chelsea midfielder Malouda is optimistic he can get them back on the right track.
"I really hope and I think all the French now really hope that he [Laurent Blanc] can turn things in a positive way," he told Sky Sports News.
"There's a lot of expectation.
"People are aware it's going to be difficult but we need that - the nation needs that. So I hope he's going to be the man of the situation and will have everybody's help."