July D-day for Domenech

18 June 2008 01:03
Under-fire coach Raymond Domenech will discover his fate following a meeting of the France Football Federation hierarchy on July 3. Domenech's four-year reign is believed to seriously under threat following Les Bleus' failure to progress beyond the group stages at Euro 2008. Speaking after Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Italy which confirmed their exit, the former France Under-21 coach refused to discuss his future. However, he will discover his fate next month following a series of meetings by his national association. "No rash decision on the future direction of the French team will be taken," read a statement on the France Football Federation's website. "It is necessary to take the time to analyse in the cold light of day the reasons and consequences of this elimination from Euro 2008 and to carry out a review of the work done over the last four years. "President Jean-Pierre Escalettes will see Raymond Domenech at length. "He will then submit his conclusions and proposals to the Federal council, whose next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 3. "We will not make any further comments on the subject before then."

Source: ESA