Deschamps committed to France through next World Cup
Didier Deschamps, the acclaimed French coach has been given a contract extension to stay on as the coach of Les Bleus till 2026. Following his tremendous success in 2018, when he led France to victory in the World Cup, it was only natural that the French Football Federation (FFF) rewards his loyalty and hard work by extending his contract.
Deschamps had taken charge of the French national team in 2012 and over the past 139 matches, had managed to win 89, draw 28 and lose only 22. Having scored 279 goals while conceding only 119, Deschamps’ team had also made it to the Euro Cup final in 2016, coming within a whisker of defending their World Cup title in Qatar, but eventually succumbing to a dramatic penalty shootout after a 3-3 draw.
The United States, Mexico and Canada are scheduled to host the prestigious 2026 World Cup; and with his contract extended, Didier Deschamps has now been given ample time to reclaim France’s title. With players like Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi at his disposal, the legendary coach is sure to make the best use of his time and script yet another terrific success story for French football.