Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rejected the opportunity of becoming the French national team boss but wishes the team win the ongoing Euro 2016 under current boss Didier Deschamps.
The 66-year-old had earlier in June left open the doors of managing his native France but has now ruled out that possibility as he prefers to concentrate on the Gunners where he has a year left on his current deal.
“I think this time [to move into international management] has gone now,” Wenger told BeIN Sport.
“I have been asked a few times to do it. I was always busy somewhere else.
“I just want my country to do well and have a good tournament because at the moment this country is going through a very difficult time. We have been hit hard through terrorism, strikes and many other unrests.
“The country is a bit flat mentally at the moment, and they need a bit of happiness.
“Hopefully this tournament can give it to the country.”
Didier Deschamps’ France will be involved in the Euro 2016 last-16 against the Republic of Ireland after topping Group A.