Paris: Yannick Noah, the last Frenchman to win a grand slam title, was named as his country`s new Davis Cup captain on Monday by the French tennis federation (FFT).
Noah, who won the French Open in 1983, is taking over from Arnaud Clement and is returning for a third spell in charge.
In his first two stints as captain (1991-92 and 1995-98), Noah led Les Bleus to two titles in 1991 and 1996.
Since then, France have won the Cup once more in 2001 but were beaten in the 1999, 2002, 2010 and 2014 finals.
Clement was named in 2013 and took France to the final last year when they lost to a Switzerland side which included Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka.
France, champions nine times in all, were beaten by Britain in the World Group quarter-finals this year.