France head coach Didier Deschamps has extended his contract until 2026.
It was widely speculated Deschamps would step down after the World Cup in Qatar but he has now agreed to remain in the role for the next three-and-a-half years.
Deschamps, who has won the World Cup and Nations League in his 11 years in charge of Les Bleus, took France to the final in Qatar as they were beaten on penalties by Argentina following a thrilling 3-3 draw after extra-time.
The France Football Federation issued a statement on Saturday which read: “The French Football Federation and Noël Le Graët, its president, are pleased to announce the extension of Didier Deschamps at the head of the French team until June 2026.
“Guy Stéphan , assistant to Didier Deschamps, Franck Raviot, goalkeeping coach, and Cyril Moine, physical trainer, will also continue their mission in the French team.”
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