The surprising knockout in the last 16 against Switzerland doesn’t cost him his job: Didier Deschamps remains the coach of the French national team.
The French association president Noël Le Graët confirmed the decision on Thursday in an interview with Le Figaro. On Wednesday he had a long meeting with Deschamps. The question of the continuation of a cooperation probably only took up a small area.
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“That question was settled in three minutes,” reported Le Graët. “He will be the French national coach in Qatar. His will to continue is very strong and so is mine. There was no debate.”
A few days earlier, the president had already defended the coach and declared on French TV that “you shouldn’t throw away everything that we’ve built up.” However, a contract extension that had previously been considered was not discussed. Deschamps’ working paper will run until after the 2022 World Cup, after which “we’ll see,” said Le Graët.
After reaching the finals at the 2016 European Championship and winning the title at the 2018 World Cup, Deschamps went to the EURO as the top favourite with the L’Équipe Tricolore and surprisingly failed in the round of 16 against Switzerland.
Mbappé allegedly mad at PSG
Paris Saint-Germain has apparently drawn the ire of Kylian Mbappé. The point of contention is an interview with the superstar.
In the course of the European Football Championship, Kylian Mbappé has to put up with a lot of criticism. Now the Ultras of Paris Saint-Germain take a clear position on the situation around the 22-year-old.
According to a report by the prestigious French newspaper L’Équipe, the star striker is currently not on good terms with his employer Paris Saint-Germain. The reason is apparently an interview that was published much later than agreed.
Mbappé’s statements misleading?
It’s about an interview that Mbappé gave the club’s own magazine in May 2021. It was agreed with those around the 22-year-old that the conversation should be published in June. But the time of publication was only at the end of July.
Since Mbappé’s statements have not been adjusted, some are now in a different light, especially with regard to the transfer rumors about the 2018 world champion. He is said to have emigrated thoughts, a move to Real Madrid is in the room – at the latest in the summer of 2022, if his contract expires.
At the time the interview was held, Mbappé is said to have thought a little differently about his future, as he had stated on the record: “My biggest dream is to win the Champions’ League with PSG. That would be great. Another world title would also be great.”