Didier Deschamps kept at the head of the team of France.
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Didier Deschamps, 49 years old, has been extended to her position as the coach of the France team until the end of the Euro 2020, said Tuesday the president of the French football Federation (FFF), Noël Le Graët, at a press briefing. “Didier, for me, this is the best, there is no photo. The executive committee of the FFF, unanimously supports this extension,” said the president Graët at the headquarters of the Federation. At the head of the Blues since the summer of 2012 and the end of the contract of Laurent Blanc, captain of the world champions of 1998 has reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 World (lost against Germany 1-0) and the final of Euro 2016 at home (lost against Portugal 1-0 after extra time). It will announce Thursday the list of players selected for the friendly matches against Wales on the 10th November at the Stade de France and for the trip to Cologne against Germany four days later.
An initial contract of two years
World Champion in 1998 and Europe in 2000 in the netherlands for his last international tournament as a player, “DD” is immediately oriented to a career coach and successful final of the champions League with Monaco (2004), rise of Juventus Turin in Serie A (2007), and the title of champion of France with Olympique de Marseille (2010). He was named the coach of the France team in July 2012 after the quarter-final France lost against Spain in the Euro. His initial contract was for two years, extendable up to the Euro 2016 in the case of the qualification of Blues for the World brazilian. After the final of Euro 2016 in France, it has been extended until 2018. With 43 victories, it is the breeder who has the most success with the French team, in front of the 41 victories of Michel Hidalgo between 1976 and 1984. Noël Le Graet had specified that in the case of qualification for the world Cup in Russia, the contract to Deschamps would be extended.