Didier Deschamps wants to guide France at the 2026 World Cup if he remains as manager

L’Équipe are reporting that if Didier Deschamps is to continue as France manager, he wants to negotiate a contract that would see him remain in charge of Les Bleus until the 2026 World Cup. 

In the immediate aftermath of France’s World Cup final defeat to Argentina, Deschamps didn’t want to address his future. However, with his contract with the national team expiring on 31st December, a decision on his future will have to come relatively quickly. No decision is expected to be made until the New Year when Deschamps will meet with FFF president Noël Le Graët.

Le Graët and Emmanuel Macron have both expressed a desire for Deschamps to remain in the role, having guided Les Bleus to successive World Cup finals, the first of which they won in Russia in 2018. Should he stay, Deschamps wants not only to guide France in Euro 2024, but he wants another attempt to earn Les Bleus’ third star at the 2026 World Cup. The Frenchman is aware that he possesses a young golden generation of players, that could dominate over the coming years. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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