RMC Sport and Le Parisien report this afternoon that Didier Deschamps is set to renew his contract as France manager, with the double World Cup winner having met with FFF president Noël Le Graët this week before his current deal expires tomorrow.
Both Deschamps and Le Graët are happy to have the former stay on as manager, having reached the objective set out to him before the World Cup, to reach the semi-final stage.
The length of the contract remains to be negotiated, but should the deal go through, Deschamps’ time in charge of the French national team will last at least another two years.
The contract extension would take his reign up to 12 years, in a tenure which has seen him lift the World Cup, as well as reach two finals – Euro 2016, and the last World Cup. He will now likely lead Les Bleus into the next European Championships, in Germany.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin