Didier Deschamps extended as manager of the French team until the World Cup in 2026

She waited. The extension of Didier Deschamps at the helm of the French team was officially announced on Saturday 7 January by the principal in question during the General Assembly of the French Football Federation (FFF).

“I want to announce something that is a great pleasure for me, namely that my president has decided to extend me until 2026.”declared Didier Deschamps on the podium of the assembly, where he was greeted by an ovation. “I thank the president [de la FFF, Noël Le Graët] for his constant support and continued trusthe added. This is something that is crucial to the functioning of the French team. »

Rumors about the extension of the contract with Didier Deschamps, national coach since 2012, have circulated since the World Cup final, where the Blues lost to Argentina. On Friday, Mr. Deschamps with Mr. Le Graët on his future with the Blues, with the main point of contention being the length of the contract offered to the coach.

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“Outstanding record”

The latter wanted to remain in office until the World Cup in 2026, with Mr. Le Graët preferring to extend his coach until 2024, at the end of the European Championship, which takes place in Germany. The leader of the French men’s team, whose new contract expires in June 2026, the launch date of the World Cup in collaboration with the United States, Canada and Mexico, therefore won definitively.

In a press release, FFF emphasizes “outstanding record” of the ex-international at the helm of the Blues, who under his leadership won “World Cup in 2018, 2021 Nations League, reached the final of the European Championship in 2016 and in the World Cup in 2022”. The French team, currently ranked third in the FIFA rankings, “has been consistently in the top four for the past five years”recalls the association.

Didier Deschamps’ assistant Guy Stéphan, goalkeeper coach Franck Raviot and Les Bleus physical coach Cyril Moine also continue the adventure with the French team..

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