Didier Deschamps has decided to continue leading France through the 2026 World Cup, according to the French Football Federation (FFF).
The FFF’s president, Noel Le Grat, had assured Deschamps that his future was in his own hands if he advanced to the World Cup semifinals in Qatar. After the competition, the president stated that he wanted Deschamps to continue leading Les Bleus, and Emmanuel Macron reiterated his sentiments.
Deschamps and Le Grat met in Guingamp just before Deschamps’ previous contract expired, and they both expressed a willingness to continue their journey.
Deschamps will now remain in his position as France manager through the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This decision was made after the desire to do so was expressed in an official agreement.
Le Parisien reported that Deschamps’ insistence on extending the deal until 2026 was the sole possible area of contention in the negotiations.
With the agreement being finalised yesterday night and made official this morning, Le Grat has now granted Deschamps that wish.