The president of France Football Federation, Mr. Noel Le Grant has confirmed that Didier Deschamps will remain the head coach of France at least until after the 2022 Fifa World Cup, and he says that the matter was settled ‘in three minutes’.
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To everyone’s surprise, France got eliminated in the Round-of-16 of Euro 2020 against the underdogs Switzerland on penalties. After the defeat, there were questions regarding Didier Deschamps’ stay, but it has now been confirmed that FFF have faith on the World Cup Winning coach.
What has been said about Didier Deschamps’ future
“The answer is yes. I talked to him at length on Wednesday at Guingamp,” Le Graet said in an interview with Le Figaro on being asked about Didier Deschamps’ fate.
“The matter was settled in three minutes. His will to continue is very strong and mine is, too. There was no debate on ‘What are we doing?’ or ‘How do we do it?'”
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Didier Deschamps took charge of the French National team back in 2012 after coaching the likes of Monaco, Juventus and Marseille. He had won the World Cup for France in 1992 as their captain, and he did it again in 2018 as their head coach.
He has also guided them to the finals of Euro 2016, which they lost to Portugal in Extra time owing to a late late goal by Eder.
What next for France and Deschamps
France will now turn their attention to the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.
They have won two out of their first three matches and will take on a comparatively weaker Bosnia Herzegovina in their next match on 1st September. Then, they will take on Ukraine and Finland respectively.
They will then square off against Belgium in the semifinals of the Nations League which is due to be played in October.