Samir Nasri has called for France to appoint Pep Guardiola as their next head coach, insisting he would bring greater balance to the squad than Didier Deschamps.
Guardiola has enjoyed a hugely successful managerial career stretching back 13 years, and revolutionised the way football is played when implementing his famous ‘tiki-taka’ philosophy at Barcelona.
The 49-year-old tactician put together a squad at Camp Nou which is widely considered to be one of the best in history, and won the treble in his first full season in charge after succeeding Frank Rijkaard in the hot seat.
The 32-year-old would like to see France replace Deschamps with Guardiola in the future, despite the fact their current head coach inspired a World Cup triumph less than two years ago in Russia.
“I am happy that [France] won the 2018 World Cup, but there are some flaws,” Nasri said during a live Instagram chat.
“[Deschamps] can construct three teams of a very, very good level and I have the right not to like it.
“Look, I have friends who play for the national team. They deserved to win the World Cup, but put [Pep] Guardiola in [charge of] the French team and you will see how they will play. We would enjoy it.”