After having achieved the objective set by Noël Le Graët during the World Cup, that is to reach the semi-finals, Didier Deschamps had the hand to remain at the head of the France team. The main issue was the length of the extension: while one option would have been to continue the lease until Euro 2024, Deschamps obtained a commitment until July 2026 and the next World Cup. The FFF has formalized the news in a statement released on Saturday.
Appointed on July 9, 2012, Didier Deschamps has 89 wins, 28 draws, and 22 losses in 139 matches with the France team. Guy Stéphan, Didier Deschamps’ assistant, Franck Raviot, the goalkeeper coach, and Cyril Moine, the physical trainer, will also continue their mission with the Blues until 2026.
Warmly applauded by the Federal Assembly, the coach spoke at the podium on Saturday morning: “ With the president, we reached an agreement for an extension until 2026. I thank the president. In Qatar, we were very close to obtaining what we wanted, this title of world champion. There were a lot of positive things. I want to thank the technical staff, the whole staff. It means a lot of things. On returning to France, I realized the emotions the passion that this World Cup could have aroused. There was a lot of passion, support. You can count on me to maintain the French team at the highest international level.. »