- Didier Deschamps took over as France international manager in 2012
- Deschamps led Euro 2016 hosts to the final where they were beaten by Portugal
- The 49-year-old has extended his contract with France which will run until 2020
Didier Deschamps has extended his contract as France coach until 2020, the French Football Federation has announced.
Deschamps took over in 2012 and led Les Bleus to the final of Euro 2016 on home soil, where they were beaten by Portugal.
He has successfully led the French to next year’s World Cup in Russia with just one defeat in their 10 qualifying matches.
Didier Deschamps has extended his contract as France head coach until 2020
France return to action in the next round of the international break next month.
Deschamps will lead his side out for two friendly matches against Wales on November 10 and away in Germany four days later.
Since taking over from Laurent Blanc after France’s quarter-final exit at Euro 2012, Deschamps has overseen 70 games in charge.
He has won 44 of his games in the dugout, drawing 12 and losing 14 giving him a win rate of 62.86 per cent.
Antoine Griezmann slots past Belarus goalkeeper Sergei Chernik in last month’s clash in Paris
Deschamps took over as France boss from Laurent Blanc after Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine
FFF president Noel Le Graet said at a press conference broadcast on lequipe.fr: ‘Didier for me is the best, it is no contest.
‘The France team is progressing with Didier. I want to give him the chance to lead the team at the World Cup and the next Euro.
‘Regardless of the team’s performance, he will remain the coach until the end of Euro 2020.’
Deschamps won 103 caps for France during his playing career and captained them to glory in both the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.
Author: Nancy Parker
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