Deschamps has no plans to leave France job in 2022
France coach Didier Deschamps is out of contract next year, but the World Cup winner has no plans to leave his position any time soon.
Didier Deschamps suggested he is keen to continue as France coach beyond the expiration of his current deal, which runs out next year.
Deschamps has led France to the final of the Euros and won the World Cup during his nine-year tenure as Les Bleus boss. Indeed, he is only the third person – along with Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer – to have won the World Cup as both a player and a coach, while he would also make history if he guides France to success at Euro 2020 this year.
Deschamps chance to make history at Euro 2020
France going a step further than they managed on home soil in 2016 would make Deschamps the first person to win both the Euros and the World Cup as a player and coach. However, this may well be his last shot at it with France, as his current deal runs until the end of 2022, after the Qatar World Cup has culminated.
Deschamps, though, has no plans to leave the position, as long as he has the backing of the French Football Federation (FFF). "I may continue after 2022 with the agreement of my president," he told RTL. "People have to want to keep me and for that you need results. I will do something else at some point, but I am thriving in this role of manager. I have a contract until December 2022, but today I am not thinking of becoming a club coach. I am very happy, all the conditions are met."
Deschamps has taken charge of 112 matches during his France reign, which began in 2012 following Laurent Blanc's resignation. He has managed 74 wins, with France losing 18 times and drawing a further 20 games.
1 - Didier Deschamps va tenter de devenir cet été le tout 1er à remporter la Coupe du Monde & l'EURO à la fois en tant que joueur et entraîneur. Mission. #listedes26 @equipedefrance pic.twitter.com/kdIWMSjEeX— OptaJean (@OptaJean) May 18, 2021
France have one final pre-tournament friendly – against Bulgaria – on Tuesday, before they kick-off their Euro 2020 campaign against Germany on 15 June. Portugal, who beat Les Bleus in the Euro 2016 final, and Hungary are also in their group.
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