Paris: Arnaud Clement has been named as France's new Davis Cup captain, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced on Friday.
"Unanimously, the federal bureau accepted the proposal of the DTN (National Technical Director) that Arnaud Clement become captain. It's a consensus choice, all the players have been contacted," said FFT president Jean Gachassin.
Clement, a runner-up to Andre Agassi at the 2001 Australian Open, replaces Guy Forget, who left the post in April after 14 seasons in charge.
Clement participated in his final singles match on Monday -- a defeat to compatriot Kenny De Schepper in the first round of Wimbledon qualifiers -- but is expected to enter next week's doubles competition at the All England Club with Michael Llodra.
France have won the Davis Cup on nine occasions, with the last triumph coming in 2001.