Noël Le Graët says he wants Didier Deschamps to stay in charge of French national team

Speaking to Le Figaro this Tuesday, the FFF’s Noël Le Graët has indicated that he would like to see Didier Deschamps carry on as France manager past this World Cup, and has insisted that he has not had any contacted with Zinédine Zidane.

The former Real Madrid manager and France legend has been heavily linked to the job, but the president of the French FA has insisted that neither him nor any member of his team have reached out to Zidane, explaining that it would have been “inappropriate” on his part to do so whilst Deschamps was still manager.

Le Graët had previously told RMC that the current coach would have the final say on his future should Les Bleus reach the semi-finals of the World Cup – they are now one game away from doing just that, as they face England on Satuday in their last eight clash.

“When you’re lucky enough to have Didier Deschamps you don’t go knocking next door, as long as he’s in the job. You’re insisting so I’ll be honest – my desire is for Didier to stay. Who are you going to find that’s better? I’m speaking as the president, not as a friend.”

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin

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