Didier Deschamps remains manager of France until 2026

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Didier Deschamps remains manager of France until 2026

Didier Deschamps will also remain manager of France for the next four years, until 2026. Deschamps himself announced it at the General Assembly of the French Football Federation and the news of the renewal of the expiring contract was then also confirmed by the social accounts of the transalpine national team .

The Frenchman therefore continues his adventure as a manager that began in 2012. As manager of France, Deschamps reached the final of Euro 2016, then lost to Portugal in extra time. In 2018 the triumph in Russia in the final with Croatia.

Four years later, in Qatar, France were defeated on penalties by Messi's Argentina after an incredible 3-3 post-overtime draw. In 2026 in Canada-Mexico-United States Deschamps will try to reach the third World final in a row.

Deschamps' career

As a soccer player he has won three French championships and a UEFA Champions League with Olympique Marseille, three Italian championships, an Italian Cup, two Italian Super Cups, a Champions League, an Intercontinental Cup and a UEFA Super Cup with Juventus and a England with Chelsea.

He was also named best French footballer by France Football in 1996. In his coaching role he lifted a French League Cup with Monaco and three other League Cups, a French championship and two French Super Cups with Olympique Marseille.

He also led Juventus in the 2006-2007 Serie B championship, achieving promotion to Serie A and mathematical victory of the tournament. World champion in 1998 and European champion in 2000 with the French national team, in both cases as captain, in 2012 he was appointed manager.

In this capacity he led Les Bleus to victories in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, on which occasion, together with Mario Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer, he became one of only three personalities in the world of football to have triumphed at the World Cup both as players and as coaches and, as in the case of Beckenbauer alone, as captain of the winning national team, and of the UEFA Nations League of 2020-2021, as well as runners-up in the 2016 French European Championship and the 2022 Qatar World Cup.