Didier deschamps will remain the France coach at least until Qatar World Cup 2022, despite his elimination in the second round of the European Championship, as confirmed by the president of the French Football Federation (FFF), Noel le graet.
In an interview published this Thursday on the website of the newspaper Le Figaro, Le Graet assured that Deschamps “the only question was to know if he wanted to continue” and remarked that, despite the disappointment of the European Championship, “in no case did he deserve not to continue. He is a winner with a unique track record, a coach faithful to the FFF and its players, there is no break or end of the cycle ”.
The president of the French Federation added that perhaps Deschamps made a mistake by not having summoned Karim Benzema A few games earlier so that he would have acclimatized better after almost five years of absence, but he valued his work positively.
Le Graet even spoke to the possibility that Zinedine Zidane lead the French team, something he had not contemplated. “If I had wanted it it would have been very easy, he is someone for whom I have a lot of esteem. I telephone him, but not these days. That does not mean that we can see each other without problem. I may one day be a selector. I may name him my replacement, because I’m not going to stay forever either, “he joked.