France are looking for a new coach after announcing they will not renew Bobbie Goulding's contract.
The former St Helens and Great Britain scrum-half leaves after almost three years in charge.
His last game was a 34-16 victory over Ireland in Limerick, which helped win the European Championship.
French Rugby League Federation president Nicolas Larrat said: "To develop over the next two years, we have decided to choose another coach."
Larrat added: "There were certainly a lot of positives during the three years of Bobbie Goulding's tenure. The France team has found a true team spirit.
"With Bobbie Goulding, a milestone was reached and the French rugby league should be grateful."
France hope to appoint Goulding's replacement in the new year, ahead of the 2013 World Cup.