Didier Deschamps has extended his contract as France head coach until June 2026.
With this renewal, Deschamps is expected to lead the French national team to another World Cup, making it four with him in charge.
Deschamps won the 2018 World Cup with France and almost won the 2022 edition but failed to defeat Argentina on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw at the end of regulation time.
Since the 54-year-old former Chelsea midfielder took charge in 2012, France have also reached the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals and 2016 Euros final.
According to report French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet only wanted to give Deschamps a two-year extension until the 2024 European Championship, but the coach had insisted on staying in charge until the next World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“I am going to announce something which for me is an immense pleasure, and that is that the president has decided to extend (my contract) until 2026,”
Deschamps said at an FFF general assembly.”I thank the president for his constant support and his continued confidence in me,” Deschamps added.
“It is essential for the France team to function well.”
Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Julian Osamoto