In recent hours, the main topic in France is whether the coach of the national team, Didier Deschamps, will remain in his post. After losing to Argentina in the final of the 2022 World Cup Deschamps on penalties, the coach refused to comment on his future. His contract with the French Football Federation expires at the end of the year and its president Noel Le Grae wants the contract to be renewed.
According to “Ekip”, Deschamps is ready to continue leading the “Roosters”, but he has set one big condition for this purpose. He will insist on leading the team to the World Cup in 2026, not just Euro 2024.
Didier Deschamps, qui doit rencontrer son président Noël Le Graët en janvier, ne s’est pas encore pronounce sur son avenir. Mais s’il reste, ce qui semble la tendance, le sélectionneur entend negocier un contrat jusqu’en 2026. > https://t.co/yKJso7leoe pic.twitter.com/Ojvs3KU98V
— L’ÉQUIPE (@lequipe) December 19, 2022
According to the publication, Deschamps will decide whether to stay after a meeting with Noel Le Grae in January 2023. It is very possible that he will sign a new contract until June 2026, when the next World Cup in the USA, Mexico and Canada ends.
Zinedine Zidane was considered the clear favorite to succeed Didier Deschamps in charge of France in the event of failure. If the selector remains in his position in the national team, then Zidane will not wait three and a half years to return to coaching, “Team” also claims. Zidane has watched all the World Cup matches on television from his home in Spain.
There was very serious interest in the former midfielder from Paris Saint-Germain in the spring, as well as from Manchester United, who contacted his agent Alain Migliaccio several times. However, he refuses for now and according to his relatives, he prefers to work in a club he is familiar with.
With Didier Deschamps’ new contract with the French Federation looming, it is most likely that Zinedine Zidane will start work at Juventus, where he felt good as a footballer and would be given all the sporting and technical authority.